About CIT  |  History

A number of agreements were announced on April 4th, 2001 between the Provincial Government, First Nations governments from the Central and North Coasts and Haida Gwaii, industry, environmentalists, and communities, concerning land-use planning and interim measures along the British Columbia coast. Key among these was the General Protocol Agreement on Land Use Planning and Interim Measures (the General Protocol) ( 30 Kb), which established a government-to-government relationship between the First Nations and the Province. Also key was the Central Coast LRMP Phase I Framework Agreement ( 130 Kb).

These agreements committed to establish an independent, multi-disciplinary information body and a transparent peer review process that would provide the best available information and expertise to support the development of an ecosystem-based management (EBM) approach to natural resource management and planning on the Central and North Coasts and Haida Gwaii. This body was the Coast Information Team (CIT). Information from the CIT was to help planning tables and First Nations develop plans that were internationally credible and meet the goal of developing sustainable economies.


The CIT arose out of a commitment to establish an independent,
multi-disciplinary information body.