Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Project- Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement (Update 2010 & 2011)

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Project- Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement (Update 2010 & 2011) Date: 2010-2011 To help facilitate the recognition of Métis Aboriginal rights, the Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC) retained EcoPlan to assist in the Métis Traditional Settlements Traditional Land Use Mapping and Oral History Project. EcoPlan led an initial pilot project […]

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Project (Implementation Phase) – Paddle Prairie, Kikino and East Prairie Métis Settlements

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Project (Implementation Phase) – Paddle Prairie, Kikino and East Prairie Métis Settlements Date: 2009-2011 EcoPlan conducted three concurrent Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping projects in the Paddle Prairie, Kikino, and East Prairie Métis Settlements. This was the first phase of work that moved beyond ‘pilot’ status and […]

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 3) – Fishing Lake and Elizabeth Métis Settlements

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 3) – Fishing Lake and Elizabeth Métis Settlements Date: 2008-2009 EcoPlan conducted a third round of pilot projects at the Fishing Lake and Elizabeth Métis settlements, refining the processes and tools used in previous pilot phases. These projects began with training and capacity building exercises, a needs assessment and […]

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 2) – Gift Lake and Peavine Métis Settlements

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 2) – Gift Lake and Peavine Métis Settlements Date: 2007-2009 EcoPlan conducted a second pilot phase of the Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping project that focused on the Gift Lake and Peavine Métis Settlements. Information was recorded on interview forms and maps that were […]

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 1) – Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 1) – Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement Date: 2004-2005 To help facilitate the recognition of Métis Aboriginal rights, the Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC) retained EcoPlan to assist in the Métis Traditional Settlements Traditional Land Use Mapping and Oral History Project. EcoPlan led a an initial pilot project […]

Traditional Land Use and Environmental Impacts of Proposed CNRL Development

Traditional Land Use and Environmental Impacts of Proposed CNRL Development Date: 2016 EcoPlan was retained by Elizabeth Lake Métis Settlement (EMS) to provide a review of the community’s issues, concerns, and suggested mitigation regarding potential impacts to their traditional use areas from the developments proposed for the Cold Lake Oil Sands Area. The review built on […]

Traditional Land Use and Environmental Impacts of Proposed CNRL Development

Traditional Land Use and Environmental Impacts of Proposed CNRL Development Date: 2016 EcoPlan was retained by Elizabeth Lake Métis Settlement (EMS) to provide a review of the community’s issues, concerns, and suggested mitigation regarding potential impacts to their traditional use areas from the developments proposed for the Cold Lake Oil Sands Area. The review built on […]

Tourism Economic Opportunity and Investment Strategy Analysis

Tourism Economic Opportunity and Investment Strategy Analysis Date: 2004 EcoPlan conducted a community-based participatory analysis of economic development potentials and impacts on traditional and cultural integrity for eight indigenous communities in Northern Alberta. The project included an analysis of tourism development opportunities, forestry, oil, and gas development.

SEAS Program Evaluation

SEAS Program Evaluation Date: 2017+ EPI is currently working with TNC Canada and several Coastal First Nations (Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’xais and Nuxalk) to evaluate the impact of a youth program known as the SEAS program – Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards. This program operates in several communities and is specifically tailored to meet each community’s priorities, needs and […]

Seaport Centre Social Impact Evaluation

Seaport Centre Social Impact Evaluation Date: 1995 EcoPlan conducted an evaluation of the proposed Seaport Centre Development in Vancouver for the Centre for Human Settlements.  Using a multiple objective approach, EcoPlan provided a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the controversial Seaport Centre project.  The study required extensive interviews, participatory observation, secondary data collection, socio-economic modeling and […]

Powley

Powley Date: 2005-2016 EPI worked with the Metis Settlements of Alberta for over 10 years to gather evidence for their efforts to assert Aboriginal Rights and meet the tests established by this landmark 2003 Supreme Court Decision. The work conducted resulted in an agreement between the Province of Alberta and the Metis Settlements.

Peavine Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis

Peavine Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis Date: 2000-2002 The Peavine Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a value analysis to determine a comprehensive dollar-based measure of compensation for non-market losses resulting from the construction and operation of the South Heart Reservoir. EcoPlan conducted interviews with Settlement members to explore the current and historical issues surrounding […]

Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis

Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis Date: 1998-2000 The Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a value analysis in order to determine net compensatory losses resulting from surface disturbances caused by ongoing petroleum development activity on the Settlement. Petroleum resources have been exploited on the Settlement since the 1950s and have proceeded […]

Euchelon Social and Environmental Assessment (SEA) Review

Euchelon Social and Environmental Assessment (SEA) Review Client: First Nations Fisheries Council Date: 2015 On behalf of the First Nations fisheries council, EcoPlan conducted a technical review of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) report “A Socio- Economic Analysis of the Potential Impacts of Adding Two Endangered Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) Designatable Units to Schedule […]

Matsqui First Nation Socio-cultural Impact Assessmen

Matsqui First Nation Socio-cultural Impact Assessmen Date: 2014-2015 As part of the National Energy Board (NEB) review process of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), Matsqui First Nation commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a socio-cultural impact assessment of the proposed pipeline that would pass through their traditional territory. Our approach to this impact assessment and the […]

Kikino Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis

Kaniki Point Date: 2007-2010 William Trousdale provided expert witness testimony on this project that is still moving its way through the courts.The Kikino Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a compensation analysis for net damages resulting from the development of petroleum resources on the Settlement. Direct and widespread changes from petroleum-related activities have impacted, and […]

Gift Lake Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis

Gift Lake Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis Date: 1996-2004 The Gift Lake Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to revise a 1997 value analysis of net compensatory losses caused by surface disturbances resulting from ongoing exploration, extraction, and transportation of oil and gas resources on the Settlement. Although previous compensation efforts focused on market-based resource losses, members […]

EcoTourism Boat Business Feasibility Analysis

EcoTourism Boat Business Feasibility Analysis Date: 2008-2009 EcoPlan conducted a feasibility study that assessed the purchase of a boat by a small, isolated, and Aboriginal community on the coast of British Columbia. This boat purchase was identified as a tourism opportunity to provide wilderness ecotours to visitors while also providing the local population with access […]

Economic Impact & Opportunity Assessment of the 2010 Olympic Games

Economic Impact & Opportunity Assessment of the 2010 Olympic Games Date: 2010 EcoPlan led a strategic planning process to help the St’át’imc First Nation identify sustainable, 2010 Olympic-related economic opportunities that would carry on beyond the horizon of the Games. The planning process utilized a structured decision-making procedure involving an Advisory Committee that represented all […]

Community Economic Development Training

Community Economic Development Training Date: 2011 EcoPlan delivered  a one day training to members of CANDO on economic development strategic planning.

Costa Rica Pineapple Conflict

Costa Rica Pineapple Conflict Date: 2011 EcoPlan supported a training session was on how to apply structured decision support to the challenges of agricultural development in Costa Rica.

Aseniwuche Winewak

Aseniwuche Winewak Date: 2000 EPI initiated an analysis of cultural, environment/resource and community loss with the ultimate purpose to put a dollar figure on these intangible losses. .

Advisory Services – Professional Planning, Research and Policy Services

Advisory Services – Professional Planning, Research and Policy Services EcoPlan has supported TransLink on two linked advisory services agreements, with the most recent focusing on three work streams: policy research and analysis support; facilitation, prioritization and strategic decision-making support; and public and stakeholder engagement support. The first advisory services program focused on three projects: a […]

Health Impact Assessment Guidebook and Toolkit

Health Impact Assessment Guidebook and Toolkit Client:  Metro Vancouver, PlanH Date: 2014-2015 EcoPlan worked with Metro Vancouver, PlanH, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, and several other partners to develop a guidebook and corresponding toolkit for Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and Land Use Planning Activities. The guidebook provides an introduction to HIA and outlines a five-step process […]

Alberta Métis Cultural Loss Analysis

Alberta Métis Cultural Loss and Non-Market Valuation Analysis EPI was commissioned by the Métis Settlements of Paddle Prairie, Peavine, Gift Lake, and Kikino to conduct value analyses in order to determine net compensatory losses resulting from surface disturbances caused by ongoing petroleum development activity. EPI employed a broad range of research and analysis techniques, including [...]

Alberta Métis Oral History & Land Use

Alberta Métis Oral History & Traditional Land Use Project To help facilitate the recognition of Métis Aboriginal rights, the Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC) retained EPI to assist in the Métis Traditional Settlements Traditional Land Use Mapping and Oral History Project.   EPI led an initial pilot project at the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement, then subsequent [...]