Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research
The Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research (NWI) is a non-profit organization formed in 1996 a number of northwest First Nations and environmental leaders came together with scientists. Board members are from the Hazelton-Smithers area and an advisory council with representatives from throughout the region as well as from a variety of disciplines has been established.
The Northwest Institute seeks to:
- Undertake research and the publication of educational information about conservation and environmentally sound, sustainable uses of natural resources, primarily in northwest British Columbia.
- Promote cooperation within and among communities in the region, including First Nations and others interested in resource uses that protect biological diversity and support sustainable communities.
- Initiate model projects in the fields of education and conservation which demonstrate these objectives.