The Lake Babine Nation (LBN) Fisheries Program (Ned’u’ten Fisheries) was created in 1991 when LBN engaged Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) via the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS). The Fisheries Program is funded in-part by Fisheries and Oceans Canada through the AFS. The purpose of the program is to co- manage salmonid stocks within the Lake Babine Nation’s Traditional Territory. The Lake Babine Nation values the fisheries resource within their Territory and therefore actively participates in all aspects of Fisheries Management. The Lake Babine Nation is proud to act as stewards of the Longest Lake in BC and Babine River. Our Lake is the nursery to approximately 90 percent of the Skeena Sockeye Run, which is the main staple of our diet. Since time immemorial LBN members have regarded the return of the salmon as an integral part of their survival.
The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition was founded in 2004 by a diverse group of people living and working in the Skeena river watershed. Our board of directors and membership reflects the broad interests of the people in this region. We are united in understanding that short term industrial development plans, even 50 year plans, will not benefit our region in the long run if they undermine the social and environmental fabric that holds the watershed and its communities together. Our range of activities all reflect this vision.
SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is a regionally-based organization is dedicated to bringing together governments, First Nations and members of the public within the Skeena Watershed to sustain the long-term health and resilience of the wild salmon ecosystem, while optimizing economic returns to First Nations and local communities.