Kootenay - Boundary Regional Land Use Plan Documents
- East Kootenay Land Use Plan [pdf]
- West Kootenay Land Use Plan [pdf]
- Background Information
- Resource Management Zones
News and Reports
- Government Changes Protect Mountain Caribou - March 22, 2005
- Information Bulletin - Public Invited to Review Amended Higher Level Plan - June 18, 2002
- Agriculture and Ranching
- Communities and the Economy
- Conservation Values
- Mining and Subsurface Resources
- Timber Resource
- Tourism and Recreation
- Water Quality
- Delegation of Minister's Powers - February 28, 2003 [pdf - 101kb]
- Kootenay Boundary Land Use Plan Implementation Strategy
- Kootenay Boundary Higher Level Plan Order October 26, 2002 [pdf - 96kb]
- Kootenay Boundary Higher Level Plan Order Maps (Currently applicable maps associated with the Plan orders)
- Map of the Higher Level Plan Area [pdf]
- Kootenay Boundary Higher Level Plan Order Plot and Data Files FTP Site
- Higher Level Plan Order Variances
- Kootenay Boundary Scenic Areas
- Ministry of Forests Higher Level Plan Order News Release and Backgrounder - December 21, 2000
- DRAFT Higher Level Plan Available for Public Review - July 4, 2000
- Government Implements Kootenay-Boundary Land Use Plan - July 1997
- Kootenay Land Use Plan Implementation Unveiled - October 1996
- Implementation Update #2 - November 1995
- Implementation Update #1 - August 1995
- Province Hires Kootenay-Boundary Resources Job Commissioner - July 31, 1995
- Final Park Sizes Reflect Original Government Decsion - July 21, 1995
- Government Brings Land-Use Certainty To Kootenay-Boundary - March 13, 1995
- A Kootenay-Boundary Economic Strategy - March 1995
- Maintaining A Healthy Agriculture Industry - March 1995
- Increasing Tourism And Recreation Opportunities - March 1995
- Renewing The Forest Industry - March 1995
- Certainty For Mining - March 1995
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