As part of their mandate to manage our renewable resources, the Renewable Resources Division is responsible for monitoring the population health of harvested species for conservation purposes. To support the department’s efforts to ensure responsible harvesting, all Inuit are encouraged to report their harvesting activities to a Nunatsiavut Government Conservation Officer.


Simon Kohlmeister
Conservation Officer
(709) 922-2942 ext. 237
[email protected]


Ian Winters
Conservation Officer
(709) 933-3777 ext. 228
[email protected]


George Gear
Conservation Officer
(709) 479-9763
[email protected]


Errol Andersen
Lead Conservation Officer
(709) 923-2365 ext. 226
[email protected]


David Wolfrey
Conservation Officer
(709) 947-3542
[email protected]

Upper Lake Melville

Joseph Townley
Conservation Officer
(709) 896-8582
[email protected]

North West River

Dean McLean
Conservation Officer
(709) 497-8725
[email protected]

If conservation objectives require it, the government may need to set an Inuit domestic harvest level for a species or stock of fish or species of wildlife. In this case, Inuit will be able to harvest up to the Inuit domestic harvest level for that species or stock.

  • Department Overview

    With the interests of our people, as well as the future of our region, in mind, the Nunatsiavut Government looks to the department of Lands and Natural Resources to sustainably manage our renewable and non-renewable resources.

  • Labrador Inuit Lands

    With so many resources available within the Nunatsiavut region, proper management of the land in regard to both its use by our people and other partners is of great priority.

  • Land Use Planning

    As part of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, we have developed a Regional Land Use Plan to ensure proper management of our land, water, and resources.

  • Inuit Harvesting Rights

    As a Beneficiary of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, you have rights to harvest wildlife, plants, and fish within the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area.

  • Inuit Domestic Harvest

    By reporting your harvesting activities to our department, you ensure the proper management of our resources and the future prosperity of our region.

  • Overlap Agreements

    Thanks to their cooperation, we are able to harvest within the Nunavik area, and we allow them to harvest within Nunatsiavut.

  • Mineral Exploration Standards

    With a number of possible mineral sources already established within our region, and more to come, proper management and regulation of these resources is becoming an increasingly important part of the work of the department of Lands and Natural Resources.

  • Parks and Protected Areas

    Containing one of Canada’s newest National Parks, as well as a number of other protected areas, Nunatsiavut is a rare region that should be experienced by all.

  • Co-Management

    Through a number of boards, consisting of a variety of members from all interested parties, the department of Lands and Natural Resources takes part in the co-management of a variety of Nunatsiavut’s interests.

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