Peace Moberly Tract Sustainable Resource Management Plan (SRMP)
- Letter of Intent - Saulteau and West Moberly [pdf]
- Terms of Reference - May 26, 2005 [pdf]
- Final Draft Peace Moberly Tract SRMP - July 19, 2006 [pdf]
- Peace Moberly Tract Base Case - May 26, 2006 [pdf]
PMT Land Planning Table
- Meeting Summary - April 12, 2005 [pdf]
- Meeting Summary - June 8, 2005 [pdf]
- Agenda - July 6, 2005 [pdf]
- Meeting Summary - July 6, 2005 [pdf]
- Meeting Summary - September 29, 2005 [pdf]
- Meeting Summary - October 26, 2005 [pdf]
- Issue 1: June 2005 [pdf]
The Peace Moberly Tract (PMT) is approximately 1090 square kilometers of land lying between Moberly Lake and the Peace River. The PMT lies within the greater ‘Area of Critical Community Interest’ (ACCI). These lands are identified by the Saulteau First Nations and the West Moberly First Nations as an area of special interest. The close proximity to their communities allow for the opportunity to carry out cultural activities and enjoy the benefits of hunting, trapping and fishing as assured under Treaty Eight.
At this time the PMT is relatively undisturbed by human activity. The lands are mostly forested and contain an abundance of plant and wildlife species. These lands contain timber resources as well as potential for significant oil and gas development. A significant portion of the area is suitable for agricultural purposes. A portion of the plan area falls within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Hudson’s Hope. The community of Chetwynd is nearby and the lands are used for recreational purposes and commercial interests by the residents.
In the fall of 2002, Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations approached the Oil and Gas Commission with concerns about pending oil and gas activity in the Moberly Lake area. They described this region as their shared Area of Critical Community Interest. The First Nations were not opposed to resource development but wanted to participate in a meaningful way in the economic benefits and ensure development does not erode their cultural, sustenance and socio-economic values and interests. Through a series of negotiations the Province and the First Nations signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) in November of 2004 to proceed with a Sustainable Resource Management Plan for the Peace Moberly Tract, which is a part of the Area of Critical Community Interest.
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