Nuxalk Guardian Watchmen are the eyes and ears of Nuxalk territory and play a critical role in all aspects of stewardship. The Guardians conduct regular patrols and monitoring exercises throughout the territory checking for compliance and carrying out scientific studies and analysis on marine species. Guardians ensure that resources are sustainably managed, that rules and regulations are followed and that land and marine use agreements are implemented effectively.
The Nuxalk Guardian Watchmen are part of the larger network of Coastal Guardian Watchmen
who have come together as a regional group to steward the coast, but function independently according to Nuxalk customs and protocol.