Welcome to the new Gwaii Haanas Advisory Committee

  • Dec. 5, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Submitted by Gwaii Haanas — The Gwaii Haanas Archipelago Management Board (AMB) is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Gwaii Haanas Advisory Committee: Lindsey Doerksen, Captain Gold, Niisii Guujaaw, Sabine Jessen, Mimi Lam, Lynn Lee, Mike McGuire, Jim McIsaac, Keith Moore, Paul Pearson, Preston Sloan, Leandre Vigneault, Scott Wallace and Heron Weir. The Gwaii Haanas Advisory Committee (GHAC) will be involved in the the Gwaii Haanas Land-Sea-People management plan, due in 2015. This integrated plan, the first of its kind, will provide strategic direction on the management of natural and cultural resources from mountaintop to seafloor in Gwaii Haanas. They will report to the AMB, the six-person Gwaii Haanas management board with three Haida and three Government of Canada representatives (Parks Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada) about topics related to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site. Many strong applications were received in October 2014 from individuals with a diverse range of experiences and screened by an AMB-appointed selection committee. The committee members bring experience or perspective in one or more of the following: Haida traditional ecological and cultural knowledge of Gwaii Haanas, tourism industry in Gwaii Haanas and Haida Gwaii, recreational fishing in Gwaii Haanas and Haida Gwaii, commercial fishing in Gwaii Haanas and Haida Gwaii, Haida Gwaii youth, aged 18-25, research/academia with expertise in ecology, fisheries science, resource management, or other relevant discipline, and environmental non-government (ENGO) sector. For more information about the Gwaii Haanas Advisory Committee or the Land-Sea-People Management Plan visit www.pc.gc.cagwaiihaanas or Like us (Gwaii Haanas -Islands of Beauty) on Facebook.

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