Canadian Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission Initiatives
The Canadian Columbia River Inter-tribal Fisheries Commission was formed by First Nations of the Columbia Basin, to restore anadromous salmon to their historic range in Canada.
The Elk Valley Water Quality Plan (EVWQP) was developed in response to concerns over the continuing development of the Elk Valley for coal mining, and its impact on the local and regional water quality and aquatic health.
CCRIFC provides technical support to the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc nations on management of fish and aquatic resources in their respective territories, including issues related to hydroelectric developments.
Compliance & Enforcement
CCRIFC Fishery Guardian Officers serve to uphold the fisheries and aquatic laws of CCRIFC member Nations, the government of Canada and the province of BC in order to protect fish and fish habitats and traditional and contemporary fishing values of the Canadian Columbia River Basin.