Okanagan-Shuswap Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP)
The Okanagan-Shuswap LRMP is an approved strategic land use plan within the Province of British Columbia. The plan area i characterised by rapid populationg growth, a diversifying economy and unique environmental settings - resulting in a range of interests and potential expectations. In conjunction with other legislation, the plan sets an integrated overall strategic direction for the management of crown lands within the Okanagan/Shuswap (Okanagan TSA).
The plan was developed by consensus among representation stakeholder groups over the period 1995 - 2000 and will be a living 'web based' plan - reflecting the ongoing consideration of research, management and environmental/social/economic expectations. Implementation, featuring public representation, is commencing during 2001.
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- Government Approves Okanagan Shuswap Land Use-Plan - Janauary 2001
- Backgrounder: Okanagan Shuswap Process Completed - January 2001
- Consensus Agreement Reached - Septemeber 2000
- Okanagan-Shuswap Land Resource Management Planning Process Announced - July 1995
- Mission Creek Enhanced Resource Management Zone - June 7, 2004 [DOC]
- Implementation and Monitoring
LRMP Multiple Accounts Analysis (MAA)
- Establishing Obejctives Set By Government in the Area Covered by the Okanagan-Shuswap Land and Resource Managment Plan in the Okanagan Shuswap Forest District [pdf]
- Summary of Public Comments [pdf]
For the purposes of Section 8 of the Order Establishing Provincial Non-Spatial Old Growth Objectives the 31 landscape units within the Okanagan-Shuswap Timber Supply Area (TSA) have approved draft old growth management areas (OGMAs).
- MSRM September 10, 2004 letter declaring Okanagan-Shuswap OGMAs as draft spatial with legal targets (17 LUs)
- ILMB March 31, 2006 letter declaring Okanagan-Shuswap OGMAs as draft spatial with legal targets (9 LUs)
- ILMB December 3, 2007 letter declaring Okanagan-Shuswap OGMAs as draft spatial with legal targets (5 LUs)
- August 21, 2007 Okanagan-Shuswap OGMA completion letter
- August 2007 Thompson Okanagan OGMA Guidance Document
- Legal targets within the Provincial Non-Spatial Old Growth Order
- Price Waterhouse Report
- Provincial Communication & Extension Plan
- State of Environment Reporting
- Species and Ecosystems at Risk in BC
- Identified Wildlife Management Strategy
- Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy
- Southern Interior Forest Region
- Council of Forest Industries (CFI)
- Association of BC Professional Foresters (ABCPF)
- Forest Practices Board (FPB)
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