In March 2012, St’át’imc Eco-Resources Ltd (SER) was awarded the opportunity by BC Hydro to monitor the Water Use Plan Projects throughout St’át’imc territory by approved Request for Supplier Qualifications. The Water Use Plan includes the Lower Bridge River Flow Regime. Any proposed changes to the Lower Bridge River Flow Regime are made in accordance with a structured decision-making process.
In response to the Big Bar Landslide, St’át’imc Eco-Resources Ltd (SER) was contacted by DFO to assist in the state of emergency that was declared in July of 2019. SER was one of the initial First Nations representing the St’át’imc territory onsite at the Big Bar Landslide, sending fisheries technicians out to assist with the capture and transport of the fish trapped below the slide. Our technicians worked as fish health specialists, seine net crew members, fishwheel operators, punt transporters, fish taggers and data entry technicians. As we wait for the next step, our dedicated presence in the collaborative efforts to mitigate this natural disaster is continuous.
St’át’imc Eco-Resources Ltd works together with St’át’imc communities to develop capacity building and providing direct opportunities on an as when contract basis for environmental monitoring projects. As part of the Shareholders Agreement, we have established a working relationship to build our contracting opportunities and award process.