PRRO - People of the River Referrals Office

What We Are:

Formed June 12th, 2012, the PRRO is a virtual office of technical staff from Stó:lō Nation (Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre), Stó:lō Tribal Council, and the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribe. The PRRO provides administrative, research, and technical support throughout the referrals review process to several Stó:lō Communities within S’ólh Téméxw.


Who We Are:

The PRRO is a team of skilled professionals with experience in a wide range of fields including, forestry, archaeology, anthropology, First Nations’ Governance, environmental mitigation and remediation, geographic information systems (GIS), cultural heritage resource management, environmental resource management, and strategic planning.
Our staff experience covers the private and public sectors with several organizations like the provincial government, local government, consulting, and First Nations’ organizations.


Xyólhmet te mekw’stám ít kwelát
We have to look after everything that belongs to us

One mind, collective approach

Mekw wat memeylhtel
Everybody help one another

People of the River Referrals Office
Referral review, Administration, and Management

7201 Vedder Road
Building 10
Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5
P: 604-824-2420

Stó:lō Connect:

The PRRO is here for you and your community, and here is what we do:

  • Services
  • Development Referral Administration
  • Engagement Support
  • File Management
  • Research
  • Facilitation
  • Mapping
  • Analysis

S’ólh Téméxw Use Plan:

One of the tools used by the PRRO is the S’ólh Téméxw Use Plan, a regional-scale land use plan that aims to bring visibility and recognition to Stó:lō-based relationships with the land. The intention is that this single picture will permit economic development to proceed in a way that minimizes the risk of impacting significant cultural areas. The S’ólh Téméxw Use Plan therefore serves as a high-level strategic planning tool that informs and balances the land use interests and needs of Stó:lō and others ranging from economic development to cultural heritage and environmental conservation and protection.

View the current version of the S’ólh Téméxw Use Plan:

S’ólh Téméxw Use Plan Map (Version 10)

S’ólh Téméxw Use Plan Policy (Version 1.0)


Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
Bldg #10 – 7201 Vedder Road,
Chilliwack, BC, Canada
V2R 4G5

604-824-2420 / 1-800-565-6004

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