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The Tsilhqot’in communities of ?Esdilagh (Alexandria), Tsi Del Del (Alexis Creek), Tl’esqox (Toosey),Tl’etinqox-t’in (Anaham), XeniGwet’in First Nation Government (Nemiah Valley), and Yunesit’in (Stone) are situated in the heart of the mountain pine beetle infestation. Tsilhqot’in territory, particularlywest of the Fraser River, is dominated by Lodgepole pine forests. Over seventy-five percent of reservelands are currently affected by the mountain pine beetle (MPB) infestation.
The Tsilhqot’in strategy included eight categories for nation-level strategies that will be implemented by the Tsilhqot’in National Government. This includes but is not limited to: Community wildfire interface planning, value-added forestry, protecting and sustaining nontimber forest products and developing tourism products and cultural tourism initiatives.
The economic development strategy seeks to mitigate some of the negative impacts of the MPB epidemic.It has been developed through interviews with the leadership and key staff of the communities and theTsilhqot’in National Government, an Economic Development Forum for the Nation, literature reviews,and community meetings.To see the actionable items set for the Tsilhqot’in Language Group, click here.