Images from the Conference

Jeff Cook
speaks to a packed house on the second keynote address
Iain Davidson-Hunt
makes a point
The Next Generation of Planners
posing by a dugout canoe
An engaging poster area
posters were also presented at lighting talks
Planning the New North
Planning the New North
Planning the New North
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Council Chair Patrick Rouble
giving the opening message
Planning the New North
Planning the New North
Wilbur Smarch
talking about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools
Michael Barrett
on the Nunavik experience with regional planning and protected areas
Council Director Ron Cruikshank
presenting his experience developing the Gwich'in Regional Land Use Plan
singing at the Gala
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
at the Gala
One of many breakout sessions
at the "Artist Studio"
Dan Paleczny
giving his perspectives on transboundary land use planning
Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge
on the lessons learned drafting the Decho Land Use Plan
Ed Peekakoot
fiddling at the Gala
Cooking Up Ideas
an ice-breaking activity
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Planning the New North
Sarah Reid
on indigenous climate change adaptation planning
A Full House in the Longhouse
a keynote address draws a full house with about 200 attendees

Doug has been instrumental in numerous aspects of the Coastal First Nations Great bear Initiative in the Kitasoo area. This initiative has increased the capacity and support of First Nations sustainable economic development, ecosystem health and human well-being. Doug has been influential to the successful development of a Conservation Based Economy rooted in First Nations Values. Namely he has been involved with:

  • Successful ecotourism operation for 13 years that reached a 1 million dollar revenue and employees 45 people
  • An ecosystem-based management plan of the conservancy that ensures 70 % of old growth forests are preserved, and the ecological and food resources are protected in the region
  • Scientific Research and Policy development to preserve the Spirit Bear Habitat
  • Watchmen Monitoring program
  • Youth on the Land Stewardship Programming
  • Economic Development Opportunities for First Nations
  • Negotiating a Management Framework for Shared Decision making


Break-out Session 2: Planning for Change - Values Cultural/Heritage

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.



The Conservation Economy Potential in Canada’s North

Thursday, February 18, 2016. 9:00-12:00

Douglas Neasloss -- Resource Stewardship Director, Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative (BC)