Nooklikonnik was identified as the location with the most potential for a variety of reasons. More work remains to be done, but the early results of our studies are promising.
Will this provide jobs for our community members?
If approved, the construction of the project will provide a generous amount of employment for our community members. Upon completion of the project, employment will be more minimal as the project will require a small workforce dedicated solely to operations and management.
Why another hydro project?
Given the abundance of watersheds and accompanying creek flows, hydro power is the most suitable choice for our Valley and the best chance at reducing our diesel consumption.
What is next to move the project along?
There are four main steps to complete before the project becomes a reality and these involve studying certain aspects of the project: hydrology (the collection of data reporting water flows throughout the year), biological (the identification of any potential negative impacts on fish and wildlife and how these might be mitigated), geo-hazards (identification and potential mitigation of any potential natural hazards associated with the area) and archaeological (to determine Nuxalk’s ancestral use of the area and ensure it is respected and conserved).