Sea-to-Sky Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP)
Final Sea-to-Sky LRMP
The Sea-to-Sky LRMP lays out general management direction for values identified by First Nations and the Planning Forum, such as water, wildlife, and recreation. It also identifies land use zones to guide the management of resources across the landscape:
- The All Resource Uses Permitted Zone (47% of the Plan Area), where the range of resource uses and activities may be permitted, subject to existing legislation and policy. Within the All Resource Uses Permitted Zone, there are two sub-zones for which additional management direction applies:
- The Frontcountry Area, which is the gateway through which all visitors to the region pass and where the majority of residents make their home. The Frontcountry Area follows the major transportation routes through the Plan Area from Lions Bay to D'arcy, and has very high visual quality and recreation values that are accounted for in the Area's management direction; and
- Cultural Management Areas , which were identified through G2G agreements with First Nations. Within Cultural Management Areas, integrated resource management must be conducted in a manner that is consistent with First Nations cultural values and ecological values. There are nine Cultural Management Areas in the Plan Area.
- Wildland Zones (27% of the Plan Area), which are areas identified as having high First Nations cultural values, wildlife habitat values, and/or a remote and natural wilderness character. Within Wildland Zones, tourism and subsurface resource development may be permitted, but commercial forest harvesting and commercial power generation infrastructure (independent power projects, or IPPs) are not allowed. Wildland Zones have a Cultural, Recreation, Tourism, or Wildlife emphasis.
- Protected Areas (existing parks and new Conservancies - 26% of the Plan Area), which are areas in which no industrial resource development activities are permitted, in order to protect the high values of these areas to First Nations and the public. The LRMP establishes eight new Conservancies in the Plan Area, which will be managed collaboratively by First Nations and the Province.
The LRMP is implemented by government agencies, both through specific projects and by ensuring development activities in the Plan Area follow the direction provided by the plan. Where appropriate, the LRMP may be implemented through existing policy, or through the establishment of legal objectives or designations under relevant legislation such as the Land Act, Forest and Range Practices Act, or Park (Conservancy Enabling) Amendment Act. The Province and First Nations will continue to work together on implementation of the Sea-to-Sky LRMP.
- Maps and Spatial Data
- Sea to Sky LRMP Government-to-Government Agreements
- Plan Implementation and Monitoring
- Legal Orders
- Planning Forum and Open Houses
- Final Sea-to-Sky LRMP document - April 2008 [pdf] (no maps)
- Amendment to Sea-to-Sky LRMP Section 4.4.3 (Non-Commercial Winter Recreation Zoning) [pdf]
- Administrative Revisions to the Sea-to-Sky LRMP [pdf]
- Major Amendments to the Sea-to-Sky LRMP [pdf]
- Sea-to-Sky Backcountry Recreation Confirmed - November 27, 2008
- New Parks and Conservancies for BC - April 29, 2008 [pdf]
- Sea-to-Sky LRMP promotes balance, sustainability - April 16, 2008 [pdf]
- Province and Lil’wat sign historic land-use agreement - April 11, 2008 [pdf]
- Province and Squamish Nation reach land use agreement (July 26, 2007)
- Province and In-SHUCK-ch reach land use agreement (July 6, 2007)
- Sea-to-Sky LRMP Floodplain Management Plan [pdf]
- Sea-to-Sky LRMP Coordinated Access Management Plan [pdf]
- Sea-to-Sky LRMP Implementation Progress Report [pdf]
- Sea-to-Sky LRMP Implementation Progress Report – II [pdf]
- Recommendations for the Management of Winter Backcountry Recreation in the Lillooet River Drainage and the Sea-to-Sky LRMP Area [pdf]
- Descriptions of Non-Commercial Winter Recreation Zones (Sea-to-Sky Land and Resource Management Plan) [pdf]
- Sea-to-Sky LRMP - Socio-Economic Assessment and Environmental Risk Assessment - Full Report (2008) [pdf]
- Sea-to-Sky LRMP - Socio-Economic Assessment and Environmental Risk Assessment - Executive Summaries (2008) [pdf]
- Sea-to-Sky LRMP - Socio-economic and Environmental Base Case (2001) [pdf]
- Sea-to-Sky LRMP - Socio-economic and Environmental Base Case Update (2005) [pdf]
- Sea-to-Sky Timber Harvesting and Employment Survey (2006) [pdf]
- Community Water Supply Systems in the Sea-to-Sky LRMP Area (2001) [pdf]
- Forest Tourism Opportunities for Squamish Forest District (2000) [pdf]
Hard copies of the Sea-to-Sky LRMP are also available from the Integrated Land Management Bureau's Surrey office:
200 - 10428 153 Street, Surrey, BC V3R 1E1
Phone: (604) 586-4400
Fax: (604) 586-4434
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