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Land Use Planning in British Columbia

Strategic Land and Resource Planning in British Columbia

Policies and Guides

These documents provide current policy and guidance for managing and undertaking various SLRP activities:

Land Use Plans

This page provides links to land use and management plans for the regions outlined below.

North Area: Skeena Region, Omineca Region, Northeast Region, Oil and Gas Activities Act Planning

South Area: Cariboo Region, Thompson Okanagan Region, Kootenay Boundary Region

Coast Area: South Coast Region, West Coast Region, Coastal Marine Plans, Marine Planning Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP)

Spatial Data Management

These documents provide useful information for data users regarding the characteristics of spatial data, how it is used, and how it will be managed

Socio-Economic and Environmental Assessment (SEEA) Reports

Socio-Economic and Environmental Assessments (SEEA) provide an evaluation of the social, economic and environmental implications of an alternative land use scenario(s), compared with the base case scenario. SEEAs have mainly been conducted to support decisions regarding Strategic Land and Resource Plans (SLRPs), but they may also be conducted for other processes involving land and resource use and allocation.

Plan Related Legal Direction

This page supports the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations obligation to provide adequate opportunity for public and stakeholder review and comment of all proposed non-urgent Land Use Objectives (LUOs) under the Land Use Objectives Regulation. Proposed LUO orders and supporting materials will be provided on this page for the entire advertising period.

Land Use Legal Direction Index

Provincial direction respecting the use of Crown land and development of related natural resources are governed by both legal orders established through legislation and regulation and policy guidance delivered through specific government and ministry strategies and on a cross-sector basis through land use planning and related initiatives.