The Kalum LRMP planning table,
which began in 1991, reached consensus in February 2001.
The plan was approved by the provincial cabinet in April
2001, is currently being printed and will be ready for distribution
early in the 2002.
The Kalum planning area is located
in northwestern BC. It includes the communities of Terrace,
Kitimat, Kitimat Village, New Aiyansh, Canyon City, and
a number of smaller rural communities.
The Kalum LRMP process differed
from the LRMPs occuring in other parts of BC, as it was
a two phase process.
of Kalum LRMP Plan Area (215k jpg)
Phase One of the Kalum land use
planning process began in 1991, prior to the development
of LRMP principles and process guidelines. Phase 1 only
included the area within the Kalum Timber Supply Area, less
than a third of the current total planning area. The two
Tree Farm Licences (TFLs) within the Kalum planning area
(TFL 1- Skeena Cellulose Inc. and TFL 41 - Skeena Sawmills
Ltd., a division of West Fraser) were excluded from Phase
One. The TFLs fully particpated in Phase Two of the process,
which officially commenced in September 1996.
Phase One and Phase Two agreements
were be brought together to form a single, integrated land
use plan for the entire Kalum LRMP area. Government agencies
and other resource managers are currently developing implementation
strategies and tasks are being identified to build a coordinated
The Land and Resource Management
Plan is a key element of British Columbia's Land Use Strategy.
Land and Resource Management Plans are sub-regional land
use plans that consider all resource values and a broad
scope of community interests.
Government Approves Kalum Land-Use
Plan - News Release
Kalum Land and Resource Management
Plan Process Completed - Backgrounder
of Kalum Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) Package
Kalum LRMP Public
Kalum LRMP Documents
Consensus Recommendations Package - December 2000
Agreement in Principle
- June 11, 1999
Kalum LRMP Economic
Opportunities and Barriers Study - February 1999
Kalum LRMP Forest
Recreation and Tourism Opportunities Study - October