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Plans and Agreements
First Nation’s Land Use Plans and Visions
Each plan and vision is unique to each Nation. In general, these are plans that identify important values and resources found within a community’s traditional territory, and describe how these should be managed.
Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMP) – North and Central Coast
The North Coast and Central Coast Land and Resource Management Plans are sub-regional land use plans that make recommendations to the province regarding the management of public lands and resources. The recommendations represent consensus agreements reached by participants of the planning tables, who included multiple stakeholders (forest industry, environmental groups, local communities, small business, recreation, etc.), local and provincial government representatives, and in some cases representatives from the area’s First Nations. First Nation representatives participated at the Table, but abstained from decision making in consideration of Government to Government discussions on these recommendations.
Land and Resource Protocol Agreement
The Land and Resource Protocol Agreement was the outcome of government-to-government negotiations between Coastal First Nations and the provincial government regarding land use planning on the North and Central Coast. It was signed on March 23, 2006 by Gitga’at, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Homalco, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Metlakatla, and Wuikinuxv.
Homalco protocol agreement
Strategic Land Use Planning Agreements (SLUPAs)
Each of the signatories to the Land and Resource Protocol Agreement also signed individual SLUPAs that provide specific direction regarding land use in each territory.
Council of the Haida Nation
The Haida have engaged in a separate government to government process and did not sign the Coastal First Nations Land and Resource Protocol Agreement. However, the Haida have recently signed a Strategic Land Use Agreement (SLUA) with the provincial government. The Land Use Agreement and map can be found here.
Detailed Strategic Plans
For an introduction to Detailed Strategic Planning please see the attached backgrounder.
You can also find more information on the Province of BC’s website.