Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Comprehensive Community Plan EcoPlan worked with Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek (AZA) on a comprehensive community plan for a new reserve, received by the formerly landless First Nation in 2008. Located three hours north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Partridge Lake community will ultimately be home to administrative offices, community facilities, housing and new businesses. […]
Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Land Use Plan EcoPlan completed a comprehensive community plan for the Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek (AZA). A formally landless community who negotiated their community’s land based in 2008, the plan focuses on this new area located at Partridge Lake, about three hours north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Called Giiwedaa (which means “coming home” […]
Aseniwuche Winewak Date: 2000 EPI initiated an analysis of cultural, environment/resource and community loss with the ultimate purpose to put a dollar figure on these intangible losses. .
AZA Capital Plan Date: 2015-16 . .
AZA Environmental Policy Date: 2013 . .
Block F- University Endowment Lands Rezoning Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked as part of a larger team to assist Musqueam Indian Band in rezoning a parcel of land known as ‘Block F’ located in the University Endowment Lands near UBC. This land, part of Musqueam’s unceded traditional territory, was returned to Musqueam Indian Band as part […]
Blood Tribe Tourism Study Date: 2010 EPI worked with the Blood Tribe to develop a comprehensive tourism strategy.
Buffalo Lake Cultural Education and Contemporary Skills Development Date: 2016-2017 Building on a Traditional Land Use (TLU) and Historical Communities (HC) Study completed in 2004, the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement (BLMS) hired EcoPlan to develop and facilitate an educational program exploring Métis culture, history and migration though mapping technologies. With input from BLMS teachers, researchers […]
Business Case for Coastal Guardian Watchmen Programs Client: Coastal Stewardship Network, TNC Canada Date: 2016 For many years, the Coastal First Nations have been working to establish and grow on-the-land environmental stewardship programs known as Guardian Watchmen programs. These programs generate a wide range of tangible benefits for the Coastal First Nations, as they provide […]
Canim Lake Trail Network Tourism Opportunity Study Date: 2009-2010 EcoPlan was engaged to identify and assess community tourism opportunities for the Canim Lake Indian Band around their vast network of trails and trap lines. The assessment began with the development of a comprehensive situation assessment/tourism capital analysis for the Band’s traditional territory with supporting maps […]
Coldwater Indian Band Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked with Coldwater First Nation on a Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan to guide decision-making and lands management in the community’s future development. While completed in little over six months (comparable projects typically lasting 12 to 18 months), the project […]
Community Economic Development Training Date: 2011 EcoPlan delivered a one day training to members of CANDO on economic development strategic planning.
Comprehensive Community Planning Toolkit and Training Date: 2016-2017 EcoPlan developed a Comprehensive Community Planning Toolkit and training program for NADF and its 89 First Nation communities. The toolkit is designed as a step-by-step resource for First Nations staff and leadership who are involved in resourcing and delivering a CCP project. This includes guides and tools […]
Comprehensive Community Planning Toolkit for Northern Ontario Communities Client: Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Date: 2007 EcoPlan developed a Comprehensive Community Planning Toolkit and training program for NADF and its 89 First Nation communities. The toolkit is designed as a step-by-step resource for First Nations staff and leadership who are involved in resourcing and delivering a CCP project. […]
Confidential – First Nation Compensation Legal Case Date: 2012 EcoPlan conducted a compensation analysis of loss from neglected treaty obligations.
Confidential – Indigenous Compensation Legal Case Date: 2012 EcoPlan conducted a Traditional Land Use for a law firm to support legal case.
Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation Plan and Mobility Plan Client: Cowichan Tribes Date: 2016 Winner of a Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Planning Excellence, the Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation and Mobility planning process began in 2015, and despite major administrative, jurisdictional and capacity hurdles, resulted in a doable plan that has improved the community and […]
Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation Plan and Mobility Plan Date: 2014-2016 Winner of a Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Planning Excellence, the Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation and Mobility planning process began in 2015, and despite major administrative, jurisdictional and capacity hurdles, resulted in a doable plan that has improved the community and the lives of […]
Coquitlam River Flood Management Process Date: 2012-2013 Cowichan Tribes, the largest First Nation in BC, worked with EcoPlan to create a pair of guiding planning documents for the community – a Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) and Land Use Framework. Initial meetings identified that Cowichan Tribes lacked a trained and experienced community planner. Throughout the project […]
Cowichan Tribes Land Use Planning Project Date: 2008 Building on previous work with Cowichan Tribes, EcoPlan is currently supporting the completion of a Land Use Plan (LUP). In 2013/14 EcoPlan worked with Cowichan Tribes in developing a Land Use Planning Framework (LUF), that set the stage for the LUP. The LUF detailed ‘Potential Furture Land […]
Cowichan Valley Regional District Official Community Plan Date: 2007-2009 Working with a larger consultant team led by SmartGrowth BC, EcoPlan helped coordinate the first phase of a multi-phase process to prepare a new, integrated Official Community Plan for Electoral Areas B (Shawnigan Lake) and C (Cobble Hill) in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. EcoPlan managed […]
Client: Doig River First Nation Date: 2012 Comprehensive Community Planning – when done well – can be a major “game-changer” for First Nations communities. This has been recognized by Doig River First Nation. To this end, the Doig River organized a one-day workshop with Community Trust members, staff and Chief and Council. The workshop was […]
Driftpile First Nation Culture Park Date: 2012 Building off of an earlier culture park concept design project, EcoPlan supported Driftpile First Nation to develop detailed cost estimates for its construction. This included researching regionally specific materials and construction costs for the park’s various elements, and phasing the costs according to the construction schedule. Driftpile is […]
Driftpile First Nation Culture Park Costing Date: 2011 One of the priority tourism opportunities identified in an earlier assessment carried out by EcoPlan was a culture park and learning centre. EcoPlan was retained by Driftpile First Nation to develop a concept plan, preliminary design and site program for this facility on band-owned land adjoining their […]
Driftpile First Nation Enterprise Forum Date: 2012 EcoPlan designed and delivered an economic development forum with the Council and key staff from Driftpile First Nation. The focus of the forum was on enterprise governance – specifically on developing an economic development corporation that clearly separates business from politics with a focus on wealth creation and […]
EcoPlan conducted a detailed regional tourism market assessment, opportunity analysis and community-based structured decision-making process to help identify, and prioritize tourism development opportunities for an Aboriginal community located in northern Alberta. The project included an evaluation of three opportunities that had already been identified by the community and involved the creation of an advisory committee […]
Driftpile RV Park Business Plan and Design Date: 2010 As a result of the previous Tourism Opportunity Assessment, EcoPlan developed a business plan and design for a 511-site RV park to be developed on the shores of Lesser Slave Lake, on the land of the Driftpile First Nation. Progressive environmental design features and a significant […]
Dzawada’enuxw Comprehensive Community Plan Date: 2008-2010 The Dzawada’enuxw CCP was developed in phases over three years, exploring the traditional governance, social practices, and community issues and their historical roots. The plan describes a vision for future generations incorporating traditional laws, values and practices. Innovations include a uniquely Dzawada’enuxw approach to community development based on the […]
Economic Impact & Opportunity Assessment of the 2010 Olympic Games Date: 2010 EcoPlan led a strategic planning process to help the St’át’imc First Nation identify sustainable, 2010 Olympic-related economic opportunities that would carry on beyond the horizon of the Games. The planning process utilized a structured decision-making procedure involving an Advisory Committee that represented all […]
EcoTourism Boat Business Feasibility Analysis Date: 2008-2009 EcoPlan conducted a feasibility study that assessed the purchase of a boat by a small, isolated, and Aboriginal community on the coast of British Columbia. This boat purchase was identified as a tourism opportunity to provide wilderness ecotours to visitors while also providing the local population with access […]
Euchelon Social and Environmental Assessment (SEA) Review Client: First Nations Fisheries Council Date: 2015 On behalf of the First Nations fisheries council, EcoPlan conducted a technical review of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) report “A Socio- Economic Analysis of the Potential Impacts of Adding Two Endangered Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) Designatable Units to Schedule […]
First Nations Engagement in the Capital Regional District’s Regional Sustainability Strategy Date: 2013-2016 The Capital Regional District (CRD) is in the process of updating its Regional Growth Strategy to a Regional Sustainability Strategy (RSS), which will have a stronger emphasis on regional economic, social and environmental sustainability. Recognizing that the success of regional planning requires […]
Four Host First Nations Olympic Pavilion Relocation Proposal Date: 2010 EcoPlan assisted Musqueam in writing a proposal for the Host First Nations Pavilion from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The proposal included production of video and graphic support material. Musqueam’s bid was successful and the pavilion has since been rebuilt as Musqueam’s Cultural Learning Centre.
Gift Lake Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis Date: 1996-2004 The Gift Lake Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to revise a 1997 value analysis of net compensatory losses caused by surface disturbances resulting from ongoing exploration, extraction, and transportation of oil and gas resources on the Settlement. Although previous compensation efforts focused on market-based resource losses, members […]
Gitga’at Climate Change Adaptation Plan Date: 2012-2014 Hartley Bay, Gitga’at Nation’s main community, is a remote, coastal community that is potentially very vulnerable to the effects of climate change. For example, climate related weather changes are anticipated to effect many cultural sites as well as traditional activities such as fishing, hunting and gathering which accounts […]
Gitga’at Economic Development Strategy Date: 2010-2011 EcoPlan helped the Gitga’at First Nation on BC’s north coast formulate a five-year strategy for sustainable economic development. Work included the development of a comprehensive community profile and base-case analysis of current economic opportunities, trends and issues in and along BC’s north coast. The community-based and driven project utilized […]
Governance Capacity Initiative for the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked with the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council (NSTC) to develop an orientation kit and training program (including interactive web elements) and deliver several workshops to the Tribal Council and community for governance capacity building. Developed with input from elected officials and Band Administrators […]
Hartley Bay Signage Date: 2016 The Hartley Bay signage project created a series of interpretive signs for the Hartley Bay Salmon Hatchery and surrounding walking trails. EcoPlan worked closely with the project team at Gitga’at to produce graphically rich and engaging signs, as well as create and source the additional photographs, illustrations, and maps required […]
Hesquiaht Coast Trail Feasibility Study Date: 2006 EcoPlan developed a multi-phase trail concept for the Hesquiaht First Nation on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Project work included a market and development feasibility plan, preliminary routing, design guidelines and costing. When completed, the 88-kilometre trail will travel through and over some of BC’s most spectacular and diverse […]
Incorporating Local Knowledge in Decision Making: The National Science Foundation Date: 2007 EcoPlan worked with a multi-disciplinary group of professionals to conduct practical research on and examine case studies of the incorporation of different types of knowledge in decision-making. First Nations and local community knowledge were examined next to scientific and expert knowledge.
Integrated Marine Use Planning Date: 2011 North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society (NCSFNSS) was established in 2005 to enable First Nations people on BC’s North Coast and Lower Skeena River to collaborate on projects where they share common interests and objectives. EcoPlan provided technical and process support to NCSFNSS on their work to develop […]
Inuit Sustainable Livelihood: The Professional Hunter Client: Ilisaqsivik Society Date: 2017 For many years there have been efforts in Nunavut to develop ‘hunter support programs’. These programs have taken various approaches to provide resources (equipment, fuel, supplies, etc.) to hunters in order to support their activities and recognize their role in ensuring communities have access to […]
Islands Trust First Nations Consultation Strategy Date: 2012 EcoPlan worked with the Islands Trust First Nations Task Force to identify priorities that could be used as the basis for a First Nations Consultation Strategy. Over the course of two meetings the Task Force worked through a deliberative and structured process based on EcoPlan’s four-phase, ten-step […]
Kainai Nation Arts & Crafts Tourism Business Plannin Date: 2009-2010 EcoPlan helped create a business plan to establish an Aboriginal arts & crafts enterprise that links one of Canada’s largest aboriginal communities to the region’s growing tourism sector, specifically within Waterton Lakes National Park. This project began by building a unique brand for the community […]
Kainai Nation Tourism & Economic Opportunities Assessment Date: 2007 EcoPlan identified economic opportunities and established a long-term sustainable tourism strategy for the Kainai Nation, the largest (geographically) reserve in Canada. Through a structured decision analysis process with key stakeholders and a comprehensive situation assessment process, a 15-year tourism development plan was developed. Prioritized tourism development […]
Kaniki Point Date: 2007-2010 William Trousdale provided expert witness testimony on this project that is still moving its way through the courts.The Kikino Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a compensation analysis for net damages resulting from the development of petroleum resources on the Settlement. Direct and widespread changes from petroleum-related activities have impacted, and […]
Kwik’wastutinuxw Haxwamis First Nation Ecotourism Business Plan Date: 2012-2013 In 2009, EcoPlan helped KHFN complete an economic development strategy that identified and then focused on ecotourism opportunities. At that time, significant research was conducted into the types of opportunities, the associated costs, timelines for implementation and potential partnerships. In 2013, EcoPlan was again hired by […]
Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis Comprehensive Community Plan Update Date: 2016-2017 EcoPlan supported the update of KHFN’s award- winning CCP, Hith Alis Lax Gwa-yas-dums: Moving from Crisis to Hope. The CCP acted as a guide for many projects in KHFN, and the update sought to keep the CCP relevant and keep the community moving forward by revisiting the […]
Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nations Community Economic Development Strategy Date: 2011 In response to the CCP priorities, KHFN conducted an Economic Development Strategy supported by EPI.
Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nations Land Use Planning Training Date: 2008 EcoPlan developed a Land Use Mapping Interview and Training Guide for KHFN that demonstrated effective ways of mapping and recording traditional land use and related oral histories to assist with KHFN’s future land use planning. The guide was used by KHFN to identify and designate […]