Fort St. John Land & Resource Management Plan
The Fort St. John Land and Resource Management Plan was initiated in 1993 to ensure sustainable management of land, resources, water and ecosystems within the Fort St. John Timber Supply Area. The plan is an outcome of the deliberations of the Fort St. John planning table comprised of private citizens, stakeholders (industrial sectors, environmental groups, etc.), and government agency representatives. First Nations chose not to participate in the planning exercise. The approved recommendations put forward by the plan are without prejudice to Treaty or Aboriginal rights. The plan recommendations were approved by government in 1997.
The plan recommendations included that a portion of the planning area, specifically the Besa-Halfway-Chowade, Graham-Laurier, Redfern-Keily and Graham North resource management zones (with their related management objectives and strategies), be included in a formal designation for the area known as the Muskwa-Kechika. In 1997, the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area was legally established.