Input sought from Fort Nelson First Nation on Muskwa-Kechika Management Area

BC Parks is developing management plans for protected areas in the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, and have launched an online survey to gather feedback from the Fort Nelson First Nation community's perspectives on the protected areas within the Muskwa-Kechika. Their input will be used to create a draft management plan.

“The vast network of parks provides connectivity across the landscape to maintain the majestic mountain ecosystems, as well as the habitat upon which the diverse and abundant wildlife depend,” reads a draft vision statement on the survey page. “With a long history of use and travel, the parks remain locations where First Nations members practice their social, ceremonial, and cultural activities.”

The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area totals 6.4 million hectares, with 1.17 million hectares being preserved land. Protected areas included in the draft plan are as follows:

You can find more information and the survey here.

Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative. Have a story idea or opinion? Email

Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Alaska Highway News