Treaty 7 Protected Areas Sustainable Tourism Situation Assessment

Date: 2009-2010

EcoPlan identified sustainable and pro-poor economic opportunities within the region’s tourism sector. Beginning with a site analysis of the Nation’s Timber Limit Reserve, opportunities for forest-based nature tourism were identified and assessed according to their potential impacts on the livelihoods of local community stakeholders. With the primary objective of employment generation, this project helped orient some of the region’s tourism benefits and revenues to its poorest segments of the population.