Harvester Card and Survey
The land, hunting, fishing, and trapping are important to many Métis peoples’ way of life throughout history, and remains important to Métis culture and identity today.
There are active Métis hunters, trappers, fishermen, and plant harvesters found throughout every region in British Columbia. We desire sustainable use of natural resources, including: managing natural resources to meet present needs without compromising the needs of future generations; providing stewardship of natural resources based on an ethic of respect for the land; balancing economic, productive, spiritual, ecological and traditional values of natural resources to meet the economic, social and cultural needs of the Métis peoples and other aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities; conserving biological diversity, soil, water, fish, wildlife, scenic diversity, and other natural resources; and restoring damaged ecologies.
We gather this valuable land use data through our harvester database, where harvesting card holders fill out annual surveys of their land use over the year, and through Use and Occupancy Mapping data, where Métis harvesters sit down for a one-on-one interview and documents their life history of land use.
If you are an active land user, we encourage you to get your Métis Harvester Card and fill out our annual harvester survey.