Prince George Sustainable Resource Management Plan

The Prince George Sustainable Resource Management Plan (SRMP) is a consolidated and coordinated approach to a planning at the landscape level for specific values on Crown land in the Prince George area.

Sustainable resource management plans are a tool for the B.C. government to implement strategic land use plans, identify economic opportunites and conserve environmental values. The goal of SRMPs to provide objectives that will be site specific, results-based and operationally relevant. The scale of SRMPs occurs at various scales from 1:10,000 to 1:100,000.

The Prince George LRMP plan area has sustainable resource management plans for:

Old Growth Forest & Biodiversity Management

Conserving old growth forest is an important component of the Prince George LRMP and a critical element in the management of biodiversity at the landscape scale. The Prince George LRMP provides direction to ensure the protection of old-growth forests into the future. Old growth forests in the Prince George LRMP planning area are managed by: 

  • Prince George TSA Landscape Biodiversity Order
    • Draft, Non-Legal Landscape Biodiversity Areas (LBA) in the A4 Unit of the Prince George TSA Biodiversity Order
  • Spatial Old Growth Management Areas (OGMA) in the Slim, Dome and Humbug Landscape Units
  • Guidance Document in the Interior Cedar Hemlock Ecosystem

Visual Management

The Prince George LRMP provides guidance on the management of the visual landscape to ensure scenic quality is maintained through the designation of scenic areas and visual quality objectives. The Prince George SRMP for visual management was a technical process that assessed the landscape visual sensitivity and determine appropriate level of visual alterations.

Agriculture Land Development

The Prince George LRMP identifies agriculture and range as an important socio-economic value in the plan area. The Prince George LRMP provides general management direction to promote agriculture expansion and minimize the conflict between agriculture and grazing with other resources uses. The Prince George LRMP is complementary to the Prince George Crown Land Plan (1984) and the Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR)]

The Prince George SRMP – Agriculture Development Areas (ADAs) was a planning process within the Prince George Crown land plan area to legally designate specific parcels of crown land for agriculture development and settlements reserves areas

Herrick Creek Local Resource Use Plan

The Herrick Creek Local Resource Use Plan (LRUP) is a consensus plan developed in 1995. The Herrick LRUP recommends specific land use management for water, fisheries, wildlife and habitat, old growth forest, recreation opportunities, scenic management and commercial timber in the watershed of Herrick Creek, about 120 kilometres northeast of Prince George. Highlights of the plan include:

  • Identification of three types of units: reserves, special management areas and commodity
  • Creation of a landscape corridors and rorest ecosystem networks in the northern portion of the watershed
  • Designation of non-motorised recreation area
  • 450m forest cover to forest cover distance
  • Visual management plan

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