The CBT is supporting the establishment of an Indigenous-led Stewardship Corridor that spans the entire west coast of Vancouver Island. As a co-secretariat of the iisaak sin hay tiičmis - Regional Wildlife Coexistence Network (SHT-RWCN), we've been engaged in regional conversation about terrestrial habitat conservation for years. The Indigenous-led Stewardship Corridor will help align the SHT-RWCN with other progressive land management initiatives along western Vancouver Island.
An initial steering committee composed of Chief Gordon Planes (S’ouke First Nation), Anna Atleo (Maaqtusis H’al Houthi Society, Ahousaht), and Jonquil Crosby (Malnuth Treaty Nations) joined partners Nitya Harris (Coexisting with Carnivores Alliance), Bob Hansen (WildsafeBC), and Laura Loucks (CBT) in February 2020 to begin planning. Check out the notes from the meeting.