Kootenay-Boundary Land Use Plans

In 1992, the B.C. government directed that a strategic land use plan be prepared to identify a comprehensive and integrated vision for land and resource use in the Kootenay-Boundary region. Recommendations resulting from two land-use tables were used to develop the East Kootenay and West Kootenay-Boundary Land Use Plans released in 1995. These land use plans included commitments to refine the timber enhanced resource development zone boundaries and develop geographically-specific resource management objectives. The Kootenay-Boundary Land Use Plan Implementation Strategy was completed in 1997.

In 2001, selected provisions in the strategy were legally established as a higher level plan under the Forest Practices Code of B.C. Act. In 2002, this order was cancelled and replaced with new resource management objectives to reflect the required balance of social, economic and environmental values. Nine orders varying the objectives have been approved since 2003.  The Caribou habitat management objective (objective 3) was cancelled in 2009 to eliminate duplication or conflicts with the 2007 Mountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Plan, as well as caribou ungulate winter range and wildlife habitat areas designated under the Government Actions Regulation of the Forest & Range Practices Act.

Kootenay-Boundary Land Use Plan Orders
Order Effective Date
Order Establishing Resource Management Zones and Resource Management Zone Objectives within the Area Covered by the Kootenay-Boundary Land Use Plan Implementation Strategy as a Higher Level Plan (PDF, 0.6MB) CANCELLED
Order Establishing Resource Management Zones and Resource Management Zone Objectives Within the Area Covered By the Kootenay-Boundary Land Use Plan (PDF, 5.9MB)
  • Objective 1 varied by KBHLP-07 & KBHLP-08
  • Objective 3 cancelled by KBHLP-09
  • Objective 2 varied by KBHLP-01, KBHLP-02, KBHLP-06, KBHLP-07 & KBHLP-08
  • Objective 7 varied by KBHLP-09
26-Oct-2002
KBHLP-01: Order Varying Objectives 2 (Old and Mature Forest) and 3 (Caribou) in Arrow Resource Management Zone (PDF, 0.3MB)
  • Objective 3 cancelled by KBHLP-09
7-May-2003
KBHLP-02: Order Varying Objective 2 (Old and Mature Forest) in Boundary Resource Management Zone (PDF, 0.1MB) 30-May-2003
KBHLP-03: Order Varying Objectives 2 (Old and Mature Forest), 3 (Caribou), 5 (Grizzly Bear Habitat and Connectivity Corridors), And 9 (Visuals) for Timber Salvage in Fire Damaged Areas (PDF, 0.1MB) EXPIRED
KBHLP-04: Order Varying Objective 3 (Caribou) (PDF, 1.7MB) CANCELLED
KBHLP-05: Order Varying Objective 3 (Caribou) in Cranbrook Resource Management Zone (PDF, 0.7MB) CANCELLED
KBHLP-06: Order Varying Objectives 2 (Old and Mature Forest) and 3 (Caribou) (PDF, 0.1MB)
  • Objective 3 cancelled by KBHLP-09
23-Sep-2004
KBHLP-07: Order Varying Objective 1 (Biodiversity Emphasis) and 2 (Old and Mature Forest) in Cranbrook and Invermere Resource Management Zones (PDF, 0.6MB) 1-Oct-2005
KBHLP-08: Order Varying Objective 1 (Biodiversity Emphasis), 2 (Old and Mature Forest) and 3 (Caribou) in Golden Resource Management Zone (PDF, 0.8MB)
  • Objective 3 cancelled by KBHLP-09
2-Nov-2006
KBHLP-09: Order Cancelling Objective 3 (Caribou), and Amending Objective 7 (Enhanced Development Zones) in Golden, Kootenay Lake, Cranbrook, and Arrow Resource Management Zones (PDF, 3.4MB) 13-Feb-2009