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Whispering Pines Air Quality Management Strategy

posted on 7:24 PM, July 6, 2016

Project leader: Viola LeBourdais

As a community within the Kamloops airshed, the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band is keen to proactively work to better understand air quality issues (sources of local/regional emissions) that affect community members and identify key actions that can be taken to minimize impacts to the airshed, which is shared with neighbouring communities.

This research will focus on supporting the following objectives: 1) developing a comprehensive understanding of local air quality issues and baseline conditions within the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band community; 2) raising awareness of the air pollutant sources that contribute to air quality issues in the community; 3) designing a plan to improve air quality in the community and in a manner that integrates traditional ecological knowledge into local air management solutions. The key contributions of this project are expected to include: 1) establishing air quality management strategies and tools that offer a representative model of excellence for First Nation communities; and 2) developing a governance approach to supporting local and regional air quality management solutions in a manner that incorporates traditional ecological and community knowledge. It is envisioned that this model could be employed by other First Nation communities throughout BC.

Read the final report.

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The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

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We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

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