Kinbasket Reservoir Region Collaborative Leadership

The re-negotiation of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) offers a once in a life-time opportunity to envision a future for the Kinbasket Reservoir Region that reflects local values for the land, air and water, governance, ecosystem integrity, recreational and economic development.

Kinbasket Reservoir Region Collaborative Leadership

The engagement with other affected communities will start in the fall of 2020

The re-negotiation of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) offers a once in a life-time opportunity to envision a future for the Kinbasket Reservoir Region that reflects local values for the land, air and water, governance, ecosystem integrity, recreational and economic development.

Previous studies have been focused on the needs of independent communities (Golden and Valemount for example). There is value in co-creating a common strategy, inclusive of all affected communities.

First Nation communities were not consulted in the development of the previous studies relating to the use of the Kinbasket Reservoir and it is urgent to recognize the impact on their communities and include their needs and knowledge in the discussion.

There is currently no local governance structure to speak to or facilitate activities on or around the Kinbasket Reservoir Region. An inclusive local governance structure is crucial and overdue.
With leading this project, the Coop intends on creating a governance model and functioning entity for the Kinbasket Reservoir Region, inclusive of First Nations and other communities affected.

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