Atlas of Cumulative Landscape Disturbance in the Traditional Territory of Blueberry River First Nations, 2016
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Eliana Macdonald
Partners: Ecotrust Canada
Environmental rights Indigenous Peoples, community and culture, British Columbia, industry, Indigenous protected and conserved areas, land use
The Atlas of Cumulative Landscape Disturbance in the Traditional Territory of Blueberry River First Nations 2016 shows the extent of industrial intrusions in Blueberry River First Nations’ traditional territory in British Columbia’s Peace River region. Based on B.C. government data and drawing heavily on maps, the Atlas finds that a startling 73 per cent of the area inside Blueberry River First Nations traditional territory is within 250 metres of an industrial disturbance. This Atlas follows from a 2012 Atlas that revealed a stark picture of the significant scale of industrial development and associated cumulative impacts in the Peace region.