Nanaimo, BC — Mosaic Forest Management is proud to announce a $50,000 contribution to support First Nations students in the Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA) Planning Advanced Certificate at Vancouver Island University (VIU). VIU welcomed their first cohort of students into the IPCA program in 2022. The IPCA program is a comprehensive program relating to protecting and conserving the lands and waters across Canada. Students who graduate from this program will have advanced knowledge of the meaning and purpose of IPCAs and will be able to distinguish between western land use planning and regulatory approaches and Indigenous practices and world views. The Mosaic-sponsored awards are merit-based, research-focused, and of interest to those involved in land use planning, parks, environmental protection, and conservation or other areas relating to culture, lands, waters, air, and wildlife.