Research

display of interim research results at the Paddle for the Peace 2008

display of interim research results at the Paddle for the Peace 2008

The Project

In 2008, the West Moberly First Nations, in partnership with the Peace Valley Environment Association, received a grant from the Vancouver Foundation to research and communicate the values of the Peace River valley.

Our project includes a comprehensive, multi-year research strategy to collect and compile scientific, cultural and traditional knowledge.

Our first formal report was published in 2009: The Living Peace River Valley.

Our second formal report was published in 2010: BC’s Peace River Valley and Climate Change

We have also produced educational materials for schools and communication tools to share this information with the public.

Our project is now in its second year.  Currently, we are conducting research on connections between climate change and the Peace River valley. 

This project is being conducted by Chillborne Environmental.

Media Coverage Mentioning Reports

April 16, 2010: B.C. close to decision on $6.6-billion Site C dam: Questions persist about megaproject that would flood 83 kilometres of the Peace River valley near Fort St. John. Vancouver Sun.

April 10, 2010: Opposition Against Peace River Site-C Dam On a High. TopNews.us

April 9, 2010: Site-C Climate Change Opposition. EnergeticCity.ca

April 8, 2010: Peace River Valley’s Site C dam benefits challenged. Vancouver Sun.

July 6, 2009: PVEA produces report showcasing benefits of the Peace River

July 7, 2009: BC Hydro on recent PVEA Site-C study

Media Releases

April 9, 2010: Significant BC food source might go under water.

April 7, 2010: Proposed power source will produce massive greenhouse gas emissions.

July 6, 2009: WMFN PVEA: Province duped by BC Hydro’s not-so-“green” Site C

June 2, 2008: First Nations and Environmental Advocates Team Up for Peace Valley Research Project

Peace River valley Site C dam BC Hydro hydroelectric

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