First Nations Integrated Watershed Planning Guidebooks

CIER, with our First Nation partners, created a tool that provides guidance for First Nations who want to take action on watershed planning. 

These guidebooks proposal a model of watershed planning that is led by First Nations and creates an opportunity to address unique First Nation needs, relationships, and rights. These guidebooks aim to support increased First Nations’ involvement in regional watershed planning processes. 

  1. Guidance Book: Getting Started
  2. Volume 1: Describing Your Approach: Know Yourself
  3. Volume 2: Building Partnerships: Collaborative Relationships
  4. Volume 3: Knowing Your Watershed: All Our Relations
  5. Volume 4: Achieving Consensus on the Plan: Design the Plan
  6. Volume 5: Bringing the Plan to Life: Follow Through

Thank you to the RBC Blue Water Project for funding this important project. Thank you to the Hupacasath First Nation (BC), the Mikisew Cree First Nation Industry Relations (AB), the Union of Nova Scotia Indians, and the Unama‚Äôki Institute of Natural Resources (NS) for working with us and sharing their experiences.

To download Guidance Book: Getting Started, click on the photo:

To download Volume 1: Describing Your Approach: Know Yourself, click on the photo:

To download Volume 2: Building Partnerships: Collaborative Relationships, click on the photo:

To download Volume 3: Knowing Your Watershed: All Our Relations, click on the photo:

To download Volume 4: Achieving Consensus on the Plan: Design the Plan, click on the photo:

To download Volume 5: Bringing the Plan to Life: Follow Through, click on the photo: