Land and Resource Use Studies are often completed as part of an environmental review of a proposed project in order to clearly demonstrate how the proposed project will impact Wolastoqey land use-based rights such as hunting, fishing, cutting wood, harvesting of plants along with occupation (such as camps, trails and travelways, spiritual sites, etc.). Recommendations are then typically presented based on the Land and Resource Use Study for how to mitigate (lessen or eliminate) impacts on rights. The objectives of Land and Resource Use Studies are to:

  • provide a brief overview of available information outlining historic Wolastoqey land and resource use within a proposed project area  
  • present an overview of current barriers to Wolastoqey land and resource use in Wolastoqey Territory and within a proposed project area  
  • describe current Wolastoqey land and resource use in Wolastoqey Territory and within a proposed project area  
  • discuss how a proposed project may impact current Wolastoqey land and resource use within a proposed project area  
  • provide recommendations on how to limit impacts of a proposed project on current Wolastoqey land and resource use within a proposed project area 

For more information, please contact Gillian Paul, Interim Consultation Director/Legal and Governance Advisor at gillian.paul@wolastoqey.ca