Nechako Watershed Roundtable Meetings
Annual Meeting Postponed to 2021
The NWR's 2020 Annual Meeting has been rescheduled for February 24, 2021.
Stay tuned for details!
2020 Spring Meeting
On April 22, members of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable virtually gathered at the NWR Spring Meeting, held online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The meeting included an update and overview of recent Roundtable operations, and attendees heard from Mike Robertson (Cheslatta Carrier Nation) and Lori Borth (BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development) on a panel titled "Updates on Watershed Partnerships and Governance in the Nechako." The meeting concluded with a question and discussion period, and some additional updates on other initiatives happening in the watershed. The NWR is grateful to all who attended and participated in the meeting.
Topics on the agenda were:
- The New Day Agreement between the Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto Alcan
- The Cheslatta Nation Settlement Agreement
- The Pathways 2.0 Agreement
- Youth Engagement Research and Updates
- Flood Response and Restoration Partnerships
- Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative during COVID-19
- Nechako Watershed Research- Industrial Research.
To learn more, check out the summary report.
2019 Annual Meeting
Nechako Watershed Roundtable Annual Meeting
Theme: Forests, Fish, Future
The Nechako Watershed Roundtable’s fourth annual roundtable meeting was held October 30, 2019 in the home of the Nak’azdli Whut’en in Fort St. James.
The day covered activities of the Nechako Watershed Roundtable members and knowledge-sharing on forest biodiversity and health, Indigenous salmon stewardship and youth engagement.
Here are materials from the day:
2016 Public Open House:
Update on the Nechako Watershed Strategy
June 23, 2016
The Gathering Place
University of Northern BC, Prince George
Room 5-123, Geoffrey R. Weller Library Building
Photo courtesy of Ian Picketts
The Fraser Basin Council, in partnership with the Nechako Watershed Roundtable (NWR), hosted two public open house sessions on June 23, 2016 for people to learn about the development of the Nechako Watershed Strategy and to share their ideas
About the Open House Sessions
Each public open house session offered:
- An update on the activities of the NWR Core Committee
- An update on the development and progress of the Nechako Watershed Strategy
- Key highlights from the latest draft of the Strategy and next steps
- Opportunities for dialogue and to provide input on key areas of the Strategy
- Opportunities for networking and sharing of knowledge and experiences.
Those attending shared their thoughts on:
- Additional issues and concerns respecting the Nechako watershed
- Projects and actions that would benefit the health of the Nechako watershed and its communities and ecosystems
- Commitments that would advance these actions and projects
Learn more: NWR Public Open Houses Agenda.
Other 2016 Community Meetings
FBC and the Nechako Watershed Roundtable hosted three other community meetings about the Nechako watershed in May 2016 at Fraser Lake (May 9), Fort St. James (May 10) and Burns Lake (May 11). A big thank-you to all participants!
The meetings were aimed at:
- Introducing the Nechako Watershed Strategy process
- Presenting the key findings and recommendations of the Nechako Watershed Health Report and online Atlas
- Facilitating dialogue and input on issues and concerns in the Nechako watershed
- Raising awareness about current projects and actions underway and discussing new actions to advance the health of the Nechako watershed and its communities and ecosystems
- Providing opportunities for networking and sharing knowledge and experiences.
The Fraser Basin Council and Nechako Watershed Roundtable also engaged in a dialogue with residents across the Nechako region on:
- Priority issues and concerns in the Nechako watershed
- Projects and actions currently underway across the region
- Other projects and actions could benefit the health of the Nechako Watershed and its communities and ecosystems.