Assessment in the Nass Area
NLG’s Nass Area Strategy Working Group (NASWG) reviews and prepares responses for and manages NLG's participation in various federal and provincial environmental referrals and processes, including environmental assessments and permitting, in respect of projects that may impact Nisga’a Lands or Nisga'a interests. NLG actively participates in these assessments. Where necessary, NLG hires technical experts to provide advice. NLG does not rely on technical experts of proponents. The costs of participating in environmental assessments (i.e. hiring technical experts and negotiating benefit agreements) are normally paid for by project proponents through capacity funding agreements.