Renewable Resource Management
Foresight, planning, and ongoing management are key to maximizing the value and sustainability of renewable resources. We have extensive experience managing commercial forestry and fishery resources and are exploring clean energy opportunities. Whether you are looking to lease or manage licenses and tenures, improve access, increase output, or implement best practices in resource stewardship, Inlailawatash is here to lend a hand and explore options for collaboration.
First Nation forest tenure negotiations
Ecosystem-based forest management plans
Forest stewardship plans
Timber supply analysis/Annual allowable cut calculations
Operational planning and timber harvesting
Forest and ecosystem inventories
Resource road design, construction, maintenance and deactivation
Reforestation and Silviculture activities
Allocation Transfer Program (ATP) licence and quota management
Commercial Fishing Enterprise (CFE) licence and quota management
CFE business planning and development
Clean Energy Management
First Two Successful Harvests of Inlailawatash Forest Tenure Holdings
Inlailawatash completed its first timber harvest in 2014 in the Indian Arm Watershed of roughly 10,000 cubic metres of timber, most of which was second growth, utilizing ecosystem-based approaches. The harvest plan provided larger riparian zones than required and left substantial quantities of retention trees in order to support a fully functioning ecosystem into the future. Harvest blocks were replanted in April 2015 to ensure future regeneration. In 2015, Inlailawatash responsibly harvested another 10,000 cubic metres of timber and replanted shortly afterwards.
Commercial Fisheries Management
Inlailawatash manages commercial fishery resources for Tsleil-Waututh Nation which include two crab licences, one prawn licence, three salmon gillnet licences and five herring gillnet licences. Licences are leased to provide the greatest benefit to Nation members and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Doing so involves tapping into knowledge of each resource, developing relationships in the fishing industry, generating requests for proposals and drafting sound contracts. Inlailawatash also provides management services to Salish Seas Fisheries Limited Partnership, a dynamic commercial fishing partnership between the Musqueam, Tla’amin and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Since 2004, Inlailawatash has grown into a multi-disciplinary company responsible for managing tens of millions of dollars worth of renewable resources. Land that was once clear cut or over-planted is now being harvested in a responsible way and areas have been maintained and restored to include culturally and economically valuable species that will one day yield sustainable revenue or ecological and cultural benefits. At the same time, through our commercial fishing activities, we have regained First Nation access to some historically significant fisheries and have created meaningful business opportunities for First Nation peoples.