Haida Gwaii Strategic Land Use Agreement Implementation
Nearly half of the land base of Haida Gwaii will rest within protected areas as a result of a strategic land-use agreement announced by Premier Gordon Campbell and Guujaaw, President of the Council of the Haida Nation. The agreement allows for sustainable economic development opportunities for the benefit of all British Columbians.
Haida Gwaii Land Use Objectives Order
Land use objectives for Haida Gwaii have been legally established by ministerial order, effective December 17, 2010. The Order establishes ecosystem-based management (EBM) on Haida Gwaii which balances cultural, ecological, social and economic objectives. The Haida Gwaii Land Use Objectives Order is a direct outcome of the 2007 Haida Gwaii Strategic Land Use Agreement.
- News Release – December 17, 2010 [pdf]
- Haida Gwaii Land Use Objectives Order [pdf]
- Schedules (All PDFs)
- Schedule 1 – Landscape Units Covered by this Order
- Schedule 2 – Haida Traditional Features
- Schedule 3 – Cedar Stewardship Areas
- Schedule 4 – Type I and Type II Fish Habitat
- Schedule 5 – Tree Heights
- Schedule 6 – Upland Stream Area Watershed Sub-Units
- Schedule 7 – Sensitive Watersheds
- Schedule 8 – Forest Reserves
- Schedule 9 – Marbled Murrelet Nesting Habitat Targets
- Schedule 10 – Ecological Representation Targets by Landscape Unit (LU)
- Schedule 11 – Marbled Murrelet Nesting Habitat
- Schedule 12 – Northern Goshawk and Northern Saw-whet Owl Reserves
- Schedule 13 – Red-Listed and Blue-Listed Ecological Communities
- Summary of Revisions [pdf]
- Map data files
- Haida Gwaii Joint Management Team
- Haida Gwaii Detailed Strategic Planning Joint Technical Team
- Haida Gwaii Protected Areas Joint Technical Team
- Newsletter 2004 [pdf]
- Province and Haida Partner on Land and Resource Management Planning - March 2003
- Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands Framework Agreement - March 2003 [pdf]
- Newsletter 2003 [pdf]
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