We consider ourselves to be stewards of this place and of the living organisms, plants, fish and animals within our territory. The land is not ours to keep, it is ours to use respectfully and wisely so it will remain healthy and rich for generations to come.
Splatsin has three reserves which include:
IR1 Salmon River: about 1,600 hectares (4,000 acres) of land along the east side of the Salmon River, approximately 22 kilometres (km) south of Salmon Arm. There are 21 homes and the land is mostly used for agriculture, grazing and forestry.
IR2 Enderby: the largest reserve, with about 2,200 hectares (5,500 acres) of land just south of the City of Enderby. There are about 125 homes and all of the community’s facilities located here including our new community center. There is some agricultural land in the Fortune Creek and Shuswap River valleys, while the west portion of this reserve is mostly forestry land.
IR3 Sicamous: 79 hectares (195 acres) in size and is located along the north western shore of Mara Lake, across the lake from the District of Sicamous. The property has no current uses and it is all band land. The site is forested with moderately steep slopes facing the lake, and more gentle slopes at lower elevations close to the lake.
There are many jurisdictions that overlap with and surround the three reserves. IRs1 and 3 are within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, and IR2 falls within the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO). The City of Enderby is immediately north of IR2.