The heart of an Aboriginal Nation is rooted firmly in its territory. Protecting a Nation’s territory and its traditional users, and the traditional users of their land is fundamental to our clients as it is to our firm. With a strong expertise in environmental law, Arbutus Law Group LLP uses the full strength of the law to protect a Nation’s territory and the way of life of their hunters, fishers, trappers and gatherers. We work with our clients to negotiate and implement co-management regimes over various land and resources, such as forestry or water resources. We also negotiate with various levels of government to create parks or protected spaces and to develop protective regimes for at-risk species or traditional activities. Through the negotiation of impact benefit agreements and other economic agreements, we also ensure that the environment and traditional way of life of our clients are fully considered and protected in all economic development initiatives.