Sea to Sky Land & Resource Management Plan

The Sea to Sky Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) was initiated in 2001 to provide greater certainty for local economic development and the long-term sustainability of ecological, social and cultural values in the Sea to Sky plan area. The plan was developed in several stages. Recommendations by a multi-sector planning forum, with contributions from local government representatives, were used to develop a consultation draft. Government-to-government land use agreements were negotiated with several local First Nations to harmonize the consultation draft with their land stewardship interests and/or land use plans. The consultation draft was revised to incorporate the land use zoning and management direction specified in these agreements, and then was shared with the public. The final Sea to Sky LRMP was approved by government in 2008.

In 2009, the plan was amended to include non-commercial winter recreation zones. The plan was also revised for administrative reasons later that year. In 2010, the plan was amended to reflect a government-to-government agreement with the Lil’wat Nation that resolved a land use conflict in the Mkwal’ts Nt’akmen (Ure Creek Area), and the subsequent establishment of the new Mkwal’ts Conservancy.

In 2011, 45 wildland areas were established in the Sea to Sky LRMP area. Objectives for First Nations cultural places, First Nations cultural management areas, floodplain management areas, and riparian areas were also legally established through a Land Use Objectives Regulation order. This order was amended in 2013 to include an additional cultural place identified by the Lil’Wat Nation.