Gitanyow Lax’yip Guardians

The Gitanyow Lax'yip Stewardship Guardians are the 'eyes and ears' on the Lax'yip (Territory) and provide a critical role in environmental and cultural monitoring. To learn more about this new program please watch:

The Gitanyow Lax'yip Guardians work closely and share an office space with the Gitanyow Fisheries Authority.

Current projects include:

  • Gitanyow Wildlife Strategy
  • Moose Hunting Permitting Program
  • Fish & Wildlife Contaminants Testing
  • Moose Habitat & Wetland Assessments
  • Construction of a Gitanyow Food Security Centre
  • Hanna, Tintina and Strohn Creeks - Hydrology and Salmon Restoration
  • Northern Goshawk Monitoring
  • Bear-human Conflict Mitigation
  • Grizzly bear population Study (Hair Snare/DNA)
  • Participation in Environmental Assessments for major projects affecting the Gitanyow Lax’yip

Charitable donations large and small go a long way towards keeping the Guardians program going strong, reconnecting Gitanyow people to their territory and protecting and restoring these amazing ecosystems when they need it the most!

If you would like to make a charitable donation, please contact Tara Marsden, Wilp Sustainability Director, or Kevin Koch, Lead Guardians Biologist and Coordinator at 250-849-5373.

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