Programs & Services

Natural Resources

The Natural Resources is responsible for the overall health, conservation, protection and management of Bonaparte lands and resources throughout Bonaparte traditional territory to ensure healthy, productive forests, water and lands and to safeguard Bonaparte First Nation interests. The Director of this Department ensures that the rights and titles of Bonaparte First Nation and environmental operations including forests, fisheries, recreation and other land uses are safeguarded and used appropriately.


  • Manage the Band’s current Forest Licence volume holding
  • Negotiate any offers from the Ministry of Forests
  • Actively organize and manager the Band’s Woodlot Licence to bring it into compliance


Natural Resources Department

Contact: (250) 457-9624
Name Department Phone Email
Fawn Pierro-Zabotel Forestry Technician ext 275
Jason Haller Contracts Negotiator ext 278
Kelsey Thorne Contracts Administrator ext 276
Melanie Minnabarriet Natural Resources Technician ext 275
Field Technicians
Amanda Murrell Referrals Clerk ext 273