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Resource Use Surveys
Subsistence, commercial and recreational resource use have the potential to be affected by industrial development. NSC has been responsible for the resource use component of numerous large-scale environmental assessments and for developing long-term monitoring programs that evaluate the impact of human development on resource use. When undertaking resource use projects, NSC works with and consults a wide variety of stakeholders including: government; project proponents; Aboriginal groups; special-interest groups; and hunter, trapper and fishing associations. In addition to the compilation and interpretation of data from commercial, domestic, and sport fisheries, commercial and domestic trapping, and subsistence hunting, NSC's responsibilities have included conducting resource harvester surveys, workshops and interviews, authoring comprehensive literature reviews and performing project effects assessments.