Coast Land Use Decision Implementation

The Central Coast land and resource management planning (LRMP) process began in 1996. In April 2001, an interim agreement led to the creation of a completion table which achieved consensus in December 2003 and presented final recommendations to the Province and First Nations in May 2004.
The North coast LRMP process began in February 2002. A conditional agreement was ratified by table members in June 2004 and final recommendations were presented to the Province and First Nations in February 2005.

The North and Central Coast LRMP table recommendations informed government-to-government discussions between the Province and First Nations with interests in the North and Central Coast including, but not exclusively, members of the KNT, the Coastal First Nations of the Turning Point Initiative and the Tsimshian Stewardship Committee. Those discussions resulted in a First Nation and Provincial government land use decision announced on February 7, 2006, which was followed by the signing of government-to-government agreements.

A key recommendation from the tables and government-to-government discussions was the adoption of a new approach to planning and resource management known as Ecosystem-based Management (EBM). EBM is defined as "an adaptive approach to managing human activities that seeks to ensure the coexistence of health, fully functioning ecosystems and human communities".

The Provincial-First Nation land use agreements also include a commitment to establish, a North Coast Plan Implementation and Monitoring Committee (NC PIMC), a Central Coast Plan Implementation and Monitoring Committee (CC PIMC) and an EBM Working Group (EBM WG). The provincial government, First Nations and stakeholders are currently engaged in implementing the Coastal Land Use Decision.


Coastal Land Use Decision

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