Northwest Institute

Working towards social and ecological sustainability in Northwest British Columbia since 1996

Twenty years ago, a number of northwest First Nations and environmental leaders came together with scientists to form a non-profit organization called the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research. We undertake research, publish educational information, promote cooperation among communities and initiate model projects -- all towards the goals of environmental conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

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LNG Proposals in Northwest BC

The Northwest Institute is ensuring residents in our region understand the location, scale and likely impacts of proposed liquified natural gas (LNG) projects.

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Forestry Dialogue

In April 2019, 60 people from the business, union, community and environmental sectors gathered to discuss the urgent need for the B.C. government to reform forest management to better reflect ecosystem based management and support community economic certainty -- within the context of indigenous rights and title, climate change and B.C.’s globally important biodiversity.

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