Current LUP Policies and Guides
Current SLRP Policies and Guides
These documents provide current policy and guidance for managing and undertaking various SLRP activities:
- Synopsis of the New Direction [pdf]
- New Direction for Strategic Land Use Planning in BC - Initiating Planning Projects and Developing a Business Case: Policies and Procedures [pdf - Dec 2007]
- New Direction for Strategic Land Use Planning in BC - Amending Strategic Land and Resource Plans: Policy and Procedures [pdf - Dec 2007]
- Land Use Objectives Regulation: Policies and Procedures [pdf - Feb 2008]
- Guidelines For Socio-Economic And Environmental Assessment (SEEA): Land Use Planning and Resource Management Planning [pdf - March 2007]
Archive SLRP Policies and Guides
These documents provide archived policy and guidance for SLRP activities. Although the policy advice is no longer a government standard, many of the principles and operational activities are still relevant in today’s SLRP context.
LRMP and RLUP Planning
- LRMP: A Statement of Principles and Process - (1993)
- Public Participation Guidelines - (1993)
- Diamond LRMP - A Model Report - (January 1995)
- Policy for Local Government Involvement in Land and Resource Management Plans - (November 1996)
- Integrated Land Use Planning for Public Lands in British Columbia - (February 1997)
- Provincial Monitoring Framework For Strategic Land Use Plans - Working Draft - (July 1999)
- Writing Resource Objectives and Strategies: A Guide to Preparing Effective Resource Management Plans [pdf - 1.4MB]
- Sustainable Resource Management Planning Standards Guide [pdf]
- Resource Analysis Guide to SRM Planning (December 2004)
- First Nations Consultation Guidelines - Sustainable Resource Management Planning - July 2004 [pdf]
- Sustainable Resource Management Planning - A Landscape-level Strategy for Resource Development - May 1, 2002 [pdf - 713kb]
Landscape Unit Planning
- Landscape Unit Planning Guide
- Regional Landscape Unit Planning Strategies: A Provincial Summary Report of the 1999 Revisions - Report [pdf]
- Landscape Unit Planning 2000 Annual Update - Report [pdf]
- Landscape Unit Planning Guide Template Pilot Projects
- Implementation and Effectiveness Monitoring
- Landscape Unit Planning Guide Training - A Summary of Participant Response [pdf]
- Presentations given at Regional Training Sessions
- Landscape Unit Planning Question and Answers [pdf]
- FrontCounter BC
- GeoBC BC's Geographic Gateway
- Crown Land Management
- First Nations Initiatives Division
(North America Toll Free)
Outside North America, please call ++1-604-586-4400
FrontCounter BC is a one stop service for clients of provincial natural resource ministries and agencies. Staff can help you with the licenses and permits you need to start or expand a business related to mining, forestry, agriculture, water, land, aquaculture and many others.
Virtual FrontCounter BC gives clients the ability to apply on-line for authorizations. You can update the application you are working on, attach maps and documents to your application, submit and pay for your application and track your online applications.
GeoBC integrates, manages and delivers provincial geographic information to governments, businesses, and citizens
GeoBC’s products and services enable citizens, clients and partners to discover, view, download, analyze, integrate and create geographic data to support their business activities.The Gateway proivdes a window to data and information sources managed by various ministries and agencies in the natural resource sector.
The allocation and management of Crown land and coastal marine resources plays a key role in expanding and diversifying the economy, sustaining environmental values, and promoting the health and well-being of all British Columbians.
FLNR administers, allocates, adjudicates, documents and manages Crown land tenures for a number of land programs. As well, FLNR is responsible for promoting adventure tourism, coordinating permitting processes for clean energy projects, creating opportunities to develop and market some Crown land parcels, and developing and implementing land and coastal marine plans and agreements.
Click here for more information on Crown Land Management
In 2008, the BC Government committed to improving consultation and respectful engagement with First Nations. Benefits of this work—to government, First Nations, proponents, and the public—include enhancing meaningful government-to-government relations with First Nations, creating a positive investment climate by providing certainty and predictability, and reducing the heavy consultation workload for all parties.
The First Nations Initiatives Division (FNID), a division of the Integrated Land Management Bureau, is leading a shift in business to the “Virtual integration” of aboriginal relations. Virtual Integration is a government initiative to implement common, policies, procedures and tools across all the natural resource agencies. FNID works with all Natural Resource Agencies to deliver Virtual Integration through two main business lines:
- Coordinating interagency consultation with First Nations, comprising i) an aligned policy framework, ii) regional economic development priority setting, including shared business planning and resource sharing, and iii) coordinating multi-authorization project consultation.
- Negotiating strategic agreements with First Nations that will improve the Province’s investment climate, reduce the consultation volume for all parties, create enduring forums for government-to-government engagement and achieve the goals of the Transformative Change Accord.