Engaging with External Organizations (Government, NGOs, and Industry) on Fish Habitat Restoration Activities
LFFA works with our member First Nations to engage with non-First Nations organizations about fish habitat restoration. We support our member First Nations by assisting in coordination and communication between interested parties, and we provide technical support in preparing and developing restoration project proposals so that First Nations can contribute to, and be hired as part of, the project works, including post-project mitigation monitoring. LFFA aims to highlight First Nations presence in habitat restoration along the Lower Fraser River and aid in building capacity in the communities to plan and undertake the work. Although non-First Nations groups have been, and still are, active in habitat restoration activities, many have lacked First Nations engagement and thus may have been completed without the incorporation of First Nations values.
As part of our engagement work with First Nations and external organizations, LFFA is collecting information on past, present and potential habitat restoration projects along the Lower Fraser River. Our inventory of these projects will provide a regional perspective on habitat restoration activities and identify gaps where habitat restoration activities may be lacking. LFFA welcomes discussion with any groups to learn about habitat projects they have completed, as well as potential projects they will like to start.