Morice Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP)
The Morice Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) planning boundaries encompass approximately 1.5 million hectares. They include the communities of Houston, Topley, Granisle, Topley Landing and rural settlements dispersed throughout the plan area. The population of the plan area is approximately 5,200.
The public component of the Morice LRMP began in October 2002. The Table met once per month over an 18 month period, and achieved consensus on March 26, 2004. The provincial government subsequently entered into government-to-government discussions with the Office of the Wet'suwet'en, Lake Babine Nation/Nedo'ats Hereditary Chiefs and Yekooche First Nation. These discussions have enriched the LRMP with traditional and cultural information.
Government formally announced the completion and approval of the Morice LRMP on July 18, 2007. The approved plan provides a comprehensive strategic direction to guide the management of Crown land and resources. This will help foster economic prosperity, social stability and environmental sustainability for all Morice-area communities, including First Nations. The updated LRMP details can be viewed in full by following the link provided above.
If you have questions about the Morice LRMP, please contact Laura Bolster at (250) 847-7758, toll-free through Enquiry BC at 1-800-663-7867, or through electronic mail: Laura.Bolster@gov.bc.ca
- Morice Land and Resource Management Plan - July 2007 [PDF]
- Terms of Reference [PDF]
- Morice LRMP Preparatory Phase Project Overview - May 14, 2002 [PDF]
- Plannning Handbook - January 2003 [PDF]
- Sector Interest Statements - January 2003 [PDF]
- Sector Guidelines - June 4, 2002 [PDF]
- Steps For Sector Organization - June 24, 2002 [PDF]
- Morice LRMP Ground Rules - December 2002 [PDF]
- New Parks and Conservancies for B.C. - April 29, 2008
- Morice Plan Ensures Sustainable Resource Managment - July 18 2007
- Lillooet, Morice Plans to Create Jobs, 15 New Parks - July 22, 2004 [PDF]
- Consensus Moves Morice Land Use Plans to Next Stage - July 22, 2004 [PDF]
- Full Consensus Reached at Morice Planning Table - March 30, 2004
- Meeting #18 - March 26, 2004 [PDF]
- Meeting #17 - February 20-21, 2004 [PDF]
- Meeting #16 - February 5-7, 2004 [PDF]
- Meeting #15 - January 22-24, 2004 [PDF]
- Meeting #14 - January 9,10,11, 2004 [PDF]
- Meeting #13 - December 4-6, 2003 [PDF]
- Meeting #12 - November 13, 2003 [PDF]
- Meeting #11 - October 17, 2003 [PDF]
- Meeting #10 - September 11, 2003 [PDF]
- Meeting #9 - June 20-22, 2003 [PDF]
- Meeting #8 - May 8-10, 2003 [PDF]
- Meeting #7 - April 4-5, 2003 [PDF]
- Meeting #6 - March 7-8, 2003 [PDF]
- Meeting #5 - February 14-15, 2003 [PDF]
- Meeting #4 - January 16-17, 2003 [PDF]
- Meeting #3 - December 6-7, 2002 [PDF]
- Meeting #2 - November 15-16, 2002 [PDF]
- Meeting #1 - October 4-5, 2002 [PDF]
Socio-Economic and Environmental Assessment Documents
- Socio-Economic & Environmental Assessment [PDF]
- Morice Environmental Risk Assessment - Base Case Report [PDF]
- Socio-Economic Analysis - Base Case [DOC]
Timber Supply Analysis Documents
- Morice Water Management Area Multi Year Operational Plan - 2009 [PDF]
- Culturally Important Plants, Climate Change and Monitoring in the Morice LRMP - 2008 [PDF]
- Field Assessment of Old Growth Management Areas - 2007 [PDF]
- Fish Overview Report [PDF]
- Economic Development Action Plan - October 2003 [DOC]
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