This project aims to interweave Indigenous knowledge  and values into Foreshore Integrated Management Planning (FIMP), a decision-making tool that improves the quality and quantity of information about lake foreshore habitat integrity to inform evidence-based decision-making. Developed with the Upper Nicola Band, the framework presents an opportunity to position Indigenous Nations as a governmental body with decision-making power and for Indigenous knowledge to be a priority and a normalized reference point.  

Partner: Living Lakes Canada
Funder: UBC
Keywords: ecological systems, water

Bryce Henney, Mehrnaz Soleimanpour & Yiming Zhang