Our partnership with the academic community benefits clients by ensuring we are taking advantage of the latest knowledge and techniques. We regularly present at conferences across Canada.
Our monitoring services generate critical and up-to-date information that is essential for government, industry and First Nations to provide sound stewardship of water quality and the environment.
We incorporate environmental mitigation measures and cultural risk factors into decision-making at all stages of the project life cycle, to minimize adverse impacts and promote successful projects.
Community capacity building through economic development is about connecting local researchers with proponents to support the development of projects that are a good fit for the local economy.
Recent research and traditional knowledge has identified large declines in sockeye salmon populations throughout the Skeena River. Sockeye returning to the Bulkley/Morice are estimated to have declined by more than 80% over the last century of commercial fishing. Such a large decline has prompted several important questions:
Michael Price (PhD student at Simon Fraser University; SFU), in collaboration with the ancient DNA lab at SFU (Dr. Dongya Yang), Crossroads Cultural Resource Managament (Rick Budhwa), and Wet’suwet’en Fisheries (Walter Joseph), propose to participate in an archeological dig at Hagwilget Canyon during August 2018 to collect ancient salmon bone vertebrate, characterize the genetic diversity in sockeye from ancient times (pre-1900), and to compare such diversity with sockeye caught in Moricetown canyon today to determine changes over time.
While there are many landscape values to consider when planning and reviewing natural resource management projects, Northwest Research & Monitoring Ltd. focuses on four core areas of interest: Heritage, Water, Wildlife and Fish. Aligned with First Nations stewardship principles and community interests, these core areas guide our management approach and services across programs.
NWRM builds trust and community buy-in by leveraging local knowledge and strong First Nations partnerships. We work at the intersection of resource development, local communities and environment in order to assist the right projects in achieving efficient and effective outcomes.
Our objective is to create agreement and understanding between a diverse set of stakeholders with a goal of moving our economy forward through industrial projects that are a good fit with our local region, communities and environment. We are the only company in the northwest balancing financial, environmental, cultural and social aspects to create greater certainty and efficiency for industrial proponents. Our commitment to local communities and First Nations’ values helps to create an inclusive context for proponents to develop socially and environmentally responsible projects.
Learn more about our values, mission, and objectives.