The Protocol requires that each of the Parties appoint two members and jointly appoint a neutral chairperson. The goal is to reach decisions by consensus, but if consensus is not reached, a vote will be taken, not including the chairperson. In the event of a tied vote the chairperson will cast the deciding vote.


Warren Mitchell, Chair
Warren Mitchell spent 32 years with the British Columbia Public Service working in various resource and land use management positions, retiring in 2006 as the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Crown Land Administration. Warren's career began in forest research and silviculture and then went on to leadership roles in a number of key provincial environmental and land use initiatives such as the Old Growth Project, the Protected Areas Strategy and the Land Use Planning Office. After leaving the Public Service, he continued his engagement in land and resource issues through his consulting company where he helped develop a Recreational Trails Strategy for the province, as well as worked with a number of First Nations and the First Nations Forestry Council.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria in Botany and is a retired professional biologist, professional forester and certified silviculturalist.

Warren currently lives in Qualicum Beach with Sherry, a widely-known and highly respected botanical watercolour artist, where they garden and golf, ride their bikes and walk the beaches.

Tyler Bellis, Haida Nation representative
Tyler Bellis is an Old Massett elected representative for the Council of the
Haida Nation.

Bellis has been involved in many aspects of forestry and land planning on Haida Gwaii for the last decade. His work experience and education has also been focused on forestry and is in the process of completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia specializing in community and aboriginal forestry.

Bellis sat on the CHN/BC Joint Management Team, which was tasked with implementing the Haida Gwaii Land Use Plan, and as a member of the CHN/BC Joint Technical Team, he was involved in writing the Plan’s legal orders.
He represented the CHN along with Colin Richardson at the CHN/BC Solutions Table which reviews tenure and development applications on Haida Gwaii.

He is the proud father of 6 year-old Rosalie and together they fish the Yakoun River for sockeye every year.

Percy Crosby, Haida Nation representative
Huux Percy Crosby is a member of the Naa’Yuu’ans Xaaydaga, Jaaxwa Gidinaay, Gidins of HlGaagilda Skidegate. Huux is serving his third term representing HlGaagilda on the Council of the Haida Nation.

He works for BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations as a First Nations Liaison and is the coordinator and board member for the Haida Gwaii Cultural Wood Advisory Board. He has held an executive position on the boards of Gwaii Trust and Gwaii Forest Charitable Trust and is currently chair of Haida Gwaii Community Futures. Also he sits on Coast Opportunity Funds board as a director.

Brian Bawtinheimer, Province of British Columbia representative
Brian has worked for the BC Pubic Service for 25 years providing leadership in resource and land use management including protected areas, conservation, outdoor recreation, ecosystem management, forestry, aboriginal relations, land and marine planning, energy, and land tenures. In May, 2016 he started a new assignment as Executive Director, Regional Operations – North Area with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Prior to this, Brian was the Executive Director for the Conservation, Planning and Aboriginal Relations Branch, BC Parks. He has also served as the provincial representative and past Chair of the Canadian Parks Council and the Canadian Heritage Rivers Board. He has volunteered as an advisor for national park management in Thailand. Prior to working for the province, Brian worked in the adventure guiding sector which included guiding tours in Haida Gwaii.
Sharon Hadway, Province of British Columbia representative
Sharon Hadway is currently the Regional Executive Director for the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) in the West Coast Region, which includes the Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District.

Sharon Hadway has a master's degree in Natural Resource Management and has worked for the Province since 1993 in the Coast Area dealing with First Nations relations, forest tenures, and a range of resource management issues in senior leadership positions in the natural resource sector (previously Ministry of Forests and Range and now FLNRO).