13.9 RENEWABLE RESOURCES COUNCILS
13.9.1 There shall be a Renewable Resources Council in each Sahtu community to encourage and promote local involvement in conservation, harvesting studies, research and wildlife management in the community.
13.9.2 A Renewable Resources Council shall be established by the designated Sahtu organization in the community.
13.9.3 A Renewable Resources Council shall be composed of not more than seven persons who are residents of the
13.9.4 A Renewable Resources Council shall have the following powers:
(a) to allocate any Sahtu Needs Level for that community among the participants;
(b) to manage, in a manner consistent with legislation and the policies of the Board, the local exercise of participants' harvesting rights including the methods, seasons and location of harvest;
(c) to establish or amend group trapping areas in the settlement area, subject to the approval of the Board, provided that the portion of the Fort Good Hope - Colville Lake Group Trapping Area which is in the settlement area may not be reduced in size without the consent of the designated Sahtu organizations in Fort Good Hope and Colville Lake;
(d) to exercise powers given to Renewable Resources Councils under this agreement; and
(e) to advise the Board with respect to harvesting by the participants and other matters of local concern within the jurisdiction of the Board.
13.9.5 The Board shall consult regularly with Renewable Resources Councils with respect to matters within the Board's jurisdiction. Government and the Board may jointly delegate authority to Renewable Resources Councils, upon terms and conditions established by government and the Board.
13.9.6 Renewable Resources Councils shall participate in the collection and provision, to government and the Board, of local harvesting data and other locally available data respecting wildlife and wildlife habitat