Wildlife Management

Together with our treaty partners, Canada and British Columbia, Nisga'a Lisims Government 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 hunting quotas and approves the annual Nass Wildlife Management plan.

Nisga'a Lisims Government manages wildlife for long-term health and vitality. Moose, mountain goat, and grizzly bear have been identified as "Initial Designated Species" and the Nisga'a Nation receives an annual hunting allocation of these species. Nisga'a citizens have the right to hunt other wildlife species in accordance with the Nisga'a Final Agreement and holders of trap lines-both outside and within Nisga'a Lands-continue to exercise their trapping rights in accordance with federal and provincial laws of general application.