The Nass Wildlife Committee, a tripartite body created under the Nisga’a Treaty, provides advice about wildlife management and harvest within the 16,101 square kilometre Nass Wildlife Area.
British Columbia uses this information to establish the total annual harvest levels and approve the annual Nass Wildlife Management Plan.
Under the Treaty, moose, mountain goat, and grizzly bear have been identified as designated species for which there are specific Nisga’a allocations.
The committee reviews available data annually and makes recommendations regarding total allowable harvests and Nisga’a allocations for these species.
British Columbia uses this information to establish allowable harvests and approve the annual Nass Wildlife Management Plan.
NLG has implemented a permit system to manage the harvest of designated species by Nisga’a citizens.
Hunting and trapping of non-designated species continues in accordance with traditional practices and as set out in the Nisga’a Fish and Wildlife Act and associated regulations.
Anuual Wildlife Management Plans
For the Wildlife Management Activities, see attachment below.
Moose Conservation Measures
Due to declining numbers, specific measures have been proposed for addressing the decline in the Moose population. For features of this plan, see attached presentation below.
For more information, contact: Directorate of Fisheries & Wildlife Tel: 250 663 3000 Toll Free: 1 866 633 0888 Fax: 250 633 2367