Responsible Development Initiative

Innovative, adaptive and, diverse opportunities for responsible economic growth

Investing in our future

SkeenaWild is actively engaging with groups in our communities to inspire, educate, and connect on opportunities for responsible development. Through these efforts, we aim to better understand and support the multitude of exciting and innovative community initiatives and projects that are already underway. By fostering these connections and collaborations, we can work together towards a sustainable future for the Skeena Watershed and its communities.

We’ve completed a regional economic analysis and several other research components which focus on mining, forestry, energy, tourism and value added / secondary manufacturing sectors. This research describes how these industries can take place using practices that protect functioning salmon ecosystems, provide examples of good practices / projects, and opportunities to expand responsible development in the region.


We’ve reviewed existing findings on public views (Skeena 2050) by the numbers and in words, mining focus groups and polling) regarding development. This information provides insights and information on what people care about and how development should be done in the region. Overwhelmingly, residents of the Skeena want development, but want it done in a manner that protects our values – healthy communities, healthy salmon, clean water, clean air and a fair share of the benefits.

Renweable Energy Report 2021

Overview of the Renewable Energy Sector in Northwest British Columbia

Responsible Mining Report

Guidelines Towards Best Practices

Tourism in Northwest BC

Operation, Initiatives & Opportunities

Opportunities for Sustainable Forestry in Northwest British Columbia