Vanderhoof Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP)
Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMPs) provide management direction for integrated resource management that reflects a local vision for how the land base should be managed. LRMPs address the need for integrated resource management strategies, such as managing for specific species such as the caribou, stability of the timber supply area, recreation, tourism, mineral exploration and other socio-economic opportunities.
In January 1997, the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Ministry of Employment and Investment and the Ministry of Forests endorsed the consensus recommendations from the local planning table for the Vanderhoof Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP). The process includes identifying special zoning for a variety of land uses and the identification of values (or key interests for land use) by the local public (See Vanderhoof Resource Management Zones map). It is one of 26 land use plans currently covering over 85% of the provincial land base and has been in place for over ten years.
The Vanderhoof Land and Resource Management Plan area encompasses the Vanderhoof Forest District area and covers 1.38 million hectares of Crown land. The Vanderhoof Forest District accounts for 16% of the Prince George Timber Supply Area. The Prince George TSA also includes both the Fort St. James and Prince George Forest District. About 10, 000 people live in the communities within the planning area including Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake, and the smaller rural communities such as Sai'Kuz(Stoney Creek), Stella (Stellaquo) and Nad'leh (Nautley), Fort Fraser and Endako.
Today, the landscape in the Vanderhoof Forest District has changed due to the impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle. The LRMP table asserted that there was a need to update the LRMP to provide for long term community stability and certainty. In 2004, a formal risk assessment was completed in order to assess the impact of the MPB on the identified values. The information gathered confirmed that the MPB epidemic places significant risk and impact on many of the values in the LRMP. Government responded to this need by initiating a formal update and amendment project for the Vanderhoof LRMP.
The Vanderhoof LRMP Review and Amendment Project was initiated in 2005 through a cooperative inter-agency approach, under the mandate of ILMB, the Provincial Mountain Pine Beetle Action Plan 2006-2011 and advice from stakeholders and public. The objective of the project is to ensure that the values in the LRMP are respected and considered with respect to the MPB epidemic and future salvage harvesting.
While salvaging and optimizing the use of MPB killed timber is economically vital to the community, there remains a need for the Vanderhoof LRMP to provide relevant strategic land use direction that supports balanced resource management to guide operational planning. This initiative will also help to ensure that the plan remains relevant and aligned with current legislation, scientific information and the evolving needs of the community for both the short and long-term.
ILMB would like to thank the Vanderhoof community for their participation and feedback in the GMD update process and will be providing updated information regarding the plan on this website.
- Vanderhoof LRMP [pdf]
- Vanderhoof LRMP Review and Amendment Project
- 2008 Access Management Plan
Non-Motorized Recreation Area Monitoring Form
This form has been prepared to report any observed non-compliance with respect to recreational activities (includes commercial recreation and guide outfitting) in designated non-motorized areas of the VAMP during the period of April 1 – November 30.
- Vanderhoof LRMP Mountain Pine Beetle Risk Assessment and Review Process - February 2005 [pdf]
- Vanderhoof LRMP Mountain Pine Beetle Risk Assessment - October 2004 [pdf]
- Vanderhoof Environment Resource Analysis (ERA) - April 1996 [pdf]
News & Reports
- Moose Density and Composition around Prince George [pdf]
- Vanderhoof Access Management Survey Report [pdf]
- Access Management in British Columbia: Issues and Opportunities [pdf]
- Guide to Effective Coordination Resource and Tenures [pdf]
- Implementation and Monitoring
- Vanderhoof Newsletter #2 - April 2008 [pdf]
Vanderhoof Newsletter - December 2007 [pdf]
- Agriculture Development Areas and Settlement Reserve Areas [pdf]
- Prince George TSA Biodiversity Order [pdf]
- Historic Land Resource Management Plan for Vanderhoof Signed - February 1997
- Vanderhoof LRMP Backgrounder - January 1997
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