For more the 3 decades, Tl’azt’en Nation has been working progressively toward a land use strategy that would allow them a more proactive approach in natural resource management decisions. Since the inception of the JPRF, much of its focus has been to integrate research results into that strategic planning process (both social and natural science research results). In addition, JPRF staff participate in the planning process as technical advisors. This process has now resulted in a draft Land Use Plan that is being presented to governments and industries as a guide to acceptable management practices within Tl’azt’en Nation traditional territory. The role of the JPRF is now important in this process as research results (particularly wildlife habitat) are being integrated into this higher level plan to meet operational objectives.