The Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) is seeking Expressions of Interest from First Nations and Local Governments in British Columbia that want to work together to develop a natural asset inventory that reflects, to the greatest possible extent, Western knowledge technical information and First Nations knowledge, worldviews and perspectives to measure the ecological services available within an agreed upon shared territory.
Lead by MNAI, participants will have the opportunity to:
- Develop a natural features (land, water and air) inventory within a defined ecosystem, using already existing data sets that are shared by project partners.
- The inventory will include a register, dashboard condition assessment, risk identification and final report.
- Meaningfully contribute to the documentation process and lessons of the project that may be applicable elsewhere on Turtle Island/Canada.
- Document key points of intersection between NAM and First Nations knowledge, world views and perspectives for a specific ecosystem.
- Develop a shared strategy and next steps on how to use a shared natural asset inventory to implement innovative watershed financing solutions to sustainably fund annual operational and capital expenditures to protect, conserve and restore lands, waters and air in a defined shared territory.
More information is available on the MNAI website.
Expressions of interest will be accepted up to February 14th, 2023.