Land use Planning in the Sahtu, Northwest Territories

Wednesday, February 17, 2016. 1:30-1:40 Poster Presentations

The Sahtu Land Use Planning Board (SLUPB) is mandated to develop and Implement a land use plan (Plan) for the Sahtu Settlement Area an area of 283,000 km2. The SLUPB was created pursuant to the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (SDMCLA) and the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA). The Plan is the product of 1 5 years (1998-2013) of development. It came into effect on August 8, 2013 following the sequential approval by the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated  the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada. Following Plan approval the SLUPB has a continuing role to monitor the Plan's implementation. This includes responsibilities to conduct conformity determinations on referral, receive applications for exceptions to the Plan, consider Plan amendments, and conduct a 5-year review. The Plan's zoning map will be the focal point of the poster using additional maps, graphics, and text boxes the poster will visually present an overview of planning activities in the Sahtu Settlement Area.