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What is a Land-Use Plan?

What is a Land-Use Plan?

  • A Land Use Plan (LUP) identifies Kitsumkalum goals for land and resource use
  • The plan will guide leaders and managers as they make decisions
  • The plan will also guide the development of laws that Kitsumkalum prepares for treaty¬†
  • Like other governance work, the Land-Use Plan will be a community-driven process

Why does Kitsumkalum Need a Land-Use Plan?

  • If Kitsumkalum approves the treaty, it will own over 40,000 hectares of treaty settlement lands, including forest and subsurface resources
  • Kitsumkalum needs to have a plan on how to use the lands
  • To manage those lands effectively, Kitsumkalum needs to community values on those lands

Haven't We Done Land-Use Plans Before?

YES, but only in regard to Reserve lands.

Kitsumkalum also began an Land-Use Plan for the broader traditional territory approximately 10 years ago but information from that is not available and would need to be updated.


What about the First Nations Land Management act work?

  • Kitsumkalum is also looking into developing a land code under the First Nations Land Management Act and will need an LUP for Reserve lands to go with that
  • The First Nations Land Management Act work is also not about proposed Treaty Settlement Lands
  • Again the two processes can help one another, and the Kitsumkalum treaty office will gladly coordinate efforts

Proposed Treaty Settlement Lands

  • Our focus for the LUP will be on proposed Treaty Settlement Lands (TSL)
  • Under the Final Agreement Kitsumkalum, will have law-making over these lands and will own all forest and subsurface resources
  • This will allow Kitsumkalum forestry, gravel and other economic opportunities that Kitsumkalum has not had in the past

How Will We Develop the Land-Use Plan?

  • We will be conducting several meetings during the upcoming months
  • We will continue to use the Community Working Group to help us work with you
  • At meetings, we will break up into small groups like we have for governance meetings
  • In small groups, we will talk about specific parcels of TSL to hear your values and interests on those lands