Land & Resource Use Legal Direction Index

Provincial direction respecting the use of Crown land and development of related natural resources are governed by both legal orders established through legislation and regulation and policy guidance delivered through specific government and ministry strategies and on a cross-sector basis through land use planning and related initiatives.

Enabling Legislation and Regulation

Land Act

Land Use Objectives Regulation

Forest and Range Practices Act

Oil and Gas Activities Act

Environmental Protection and Management Regulation

Environment and Land Use Act Wildlife Act
FPPR Section 7 & WLPPR Section 9 Government Actions Regulation
Resource Management Zones and other Land Use Designated Areas Orders+       Orders  
Old Growth Management Areas


Wildlife Habitat Areas   Notices Orders+ Orders*    
Ungulate Winter Range   Notices Orders+ Orders*    
Fisheries Sensitive Watersheds     Orders Orders    
Community/ Designated Watersheds     Orders+ Orders    
Scenic Areas & Visual Quality Objectives     Orders+      
Resource Features (Karst, Cultural Heritage)#     Orders+      
Wildlife Management Areas           Orders


* FAQs regarding Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat Management under the Oil and Gas Activities Act and Environmental Protection and Management Regulation

In some areas Old Growth representation has been addressed through application of the Provincial Non-Spatial Old Growth Order

+ These designations include areas previously established under the Forest Practices Code Act and subsequently grandfathered under FRPA