Project Overview

2020-2021
Compilation of Baseline Materials 

2021-2022
Inventory-Based Field Assessments 

2022-2023
Continued Inventory and Drafting of a Cultural Heritage Management Plan for the Tahltan IPCAs 

Project deliverables include: 

  1. In-field training for Tahltan members on identifying, recording, and assessing archaeological sites. 

  2. A comprehensive Cultural Heritage Overview Report and accompanying GIS database that includes baseline information on all previously identified archaeology and traditional land use sites in the IPCAs.
  3. A report detailing the results of all archaeological survey work conducted. 

  4. Archaeology site inventory forms for all archaeological sites recorded. 

  5. A detailed Cultural Heritage Management Plan which will include the following: 

    • A discussion of legislation and policies that protect and provide guidance for the management of archaeological sites and materials. 

    • A description of the study areas. 

    • A summary of the physical and cultural contexts of the IPCAs including details on all previous archaeology and traditional land use work. 

    • A list of previously identified archaeological and traditional land use sites in the IPCAs and a discussion of the significance of each site. 

    • A discussion of potential impacts to archaeological deposits in the IPCAs area. 

    • An archaeological inventory plan to gather additional baseline data in areas not surveyed or where there is a lack of knowledge concerning the local cultural historical sequence. 

    • The development of recommendations for the continued management of cultural heritage and archaeological sites through inventory, assessment, monitoring, and mitigation. 

Project Background

Limited knowledge on wolf numbers, pack sizes and movements, and the predation rate on culturally important ungulates such as Woodland Caribou and moose are affecting Tahltan management abilities to ensure sustenance needs are met, food security, and to ensure land use management strategies and conservation areas are addressing habitat needs, critical habitats, movement corridors, and seasonal ranges in light of climate changes and human activities.  

Through TSI, the process of Tahltan Land Use Planning and furthering the establishment of Tahltan Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) is developing management direction, zoning, and conservation goals for the herds. Information is needed to create an updated understanding of the Woodland Caribou herds and their relationship with wolves to support the advancement of Tahltan IPCAs through a Tahltan land use planning process. 

Get Involved

As the lead for Tahltan stewardship planning, I commit to you that we will do our best to ensure that you have the opportunity to learn about Tahltan Territory and that your voices have every opportunity to be heard. If you have any suggestions or want to be part of this work, then please let me know at garry.merkel@tahltan.org. 

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Contact

Members, connect directly with our project team members to get involved in this project.

Sandra Marion

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