Lakes District Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP)
The Lakes District Land and Resource Management Planning process was launched in April 1994 with the formation of the Lakes Resource Council. The Council concluded its meetings in November 1997 with a consensus on land use recommendations. The Plan was approved in January 2000, and continues to provide broad direction for the sustainable use of Crown land and resources.
April 2010 Update
New Scenic Areas and Visual Quality Objectives Established
The Integrated Land Management Bureau and the Ministry of Forests and Range, Nadina Forest District have together made changes to the scenic areas and visual quality objectives within the Lakes Timber Supply Area portion of the Nadina Forest District.
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with section 4(2)(a) of the Government Actions Regulation of the Forest and Range Practices Act, that orders have been made pursuant to sections 7(1) and 7(2) of the Government Actions Regulation to establish scenic areas and visual quality objectives, respectively, in the Lakes Timber Supply Area portion of the Nadina Forest District. The orders take effect on April 1, 2010.
Copies of the map and orders are available at the Ministry of Forests and Range Northern Interior Regional Office, Fifth Floor, 1011 Fourth Avenue, Prince George, BC V2L 3H9. The digital files are available on the provincial Land and Resource Data Warehouse.
For further information, contact Laura Bolster, Integrated Land Management Bureau, 3726 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0, telephone 250-847-7758 or email Laura.Bolster@gov.bc.ca
September 2009 Update
The Integrated Land Management Bureau and the Ministry of Forests and Range are proposing to make changes to the scenic areas and visual quality objectives in the Lakes Timber Supply Area. These changes are mostly administrative in nature.
For the official notice, please visit: https://www23.for.gov.bc.ca/notices/init.do and search for Nadina Forest District as the Issuing Office.
To view the map and table detailing the changes, please visit: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/DND/external/!publish/Visuals/
January 2009 Update
The Lakes LRMP Order ('Higher Level Plan') established land use objectives for the Lakes LRMP area, and outlined requirements for further landscape-level planning. Following this, three additional orders have established land use objectives for the Lakes LRMP area (Lakes South Order, Lakes South Amendment Order, and Lakes North Order). As a result of the new land use objectives, and as a result of the legislative regime change from the Forest Practices Code Act to the Forest and Range Practices Act, administrative changes have been made to the Lakes LRMP Order. These administrative changes will not result in a significant change on the ground.
- Order Cancelling Land Use Objectives 1-5 and 7 of the Lakes Land and Resource Management Plan - January 2009 [pdf]
- Notice of Order Cancelling Land Use Objectives 1-5 and 7 of the Lakes Land and Resource Management Plan - January 29, 2009 [pdf]
- Approved Lakes and Resource Management Plan [pdf]
- High Level Plan Order [pdf]
- SEEA Assessment [pdf]
- Lakes LRMP Maps
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