Managing Our Lands
The Land and Resources Department is responsible for managing lands within the Lil’wat Nation traditional territory and lands within the Mount Currie community (reserve lands). There is a full time staff of nine (9) who are responsible for managing a salmon stock assessment program, GIS mapping and interpretation, crown land referrals, cultural resource management and archaeology research, reserve lands management, data management and overall administration. This department began in 2003 and has been successful in preparing a territory wide land use plan and subsequently signing a Land Use Plan Agreement (LUPA) with the Province of BC in April 2008. Many unrecorded archeology sites and features have recently been mapped and registered with the Archaeology Branch. These sites include house and cache pits, rock paintings, Culturally Modified Trees (CMT’s), and a variety of other special features. The on reserve lands department has been moving forward on the mapping and registration of landowner’s parcels and lots within the community.