MaPP consists of four distinct but complementary sub-regional marine plans – Central Coast, Haida Gwaii, North Coast and North Vancouver Island – that have been jointly developed by all partners and have been marked by robust advisory processes for stakeholders and cooperation with coastal residents and other members of the public. These include public meetings, consultations with stakeholders from a wide range of marine sectors, and guidelines from marine science and technical communities. Contact us if you have any questions about land and resource management in Haida Gwaii. After more than a decade of multi-party stakeholder negotiations, consensus recommendations on land use on the Central coast and the north coast were announced on February 7, 2006. The decision concerns an area of about 6.4 million hectares, more than double the size of Belgium. The total protected areas for these areas are approximately two million hectares, more than double Yellowstone National Park in the United States. The province and First Nations have been hovering over resources in this area for many years, and extending this cooperation to marine and coastal areas will improve consistency in the resource management approach for the region as a whole. Partners are now focusing on developing implementation agreements for future actions. The Haida Nation and the De B.C government share strategic decision-making on the use of resources on Haida Gwaii. Land use objectives were defined under Haida Stewardship Law and BC`s Land Use Goals Regulation.

All existing forest management and wood management plans in Haida Gwaii are expected to be in line with the new land use targets by June 2011. The Haida Gwaii Land Use Regulations were the direct result of the 2007 Haida Gwaii Strategic Land Agreement. The management objectives of the Haida Gwaii Strategic Land Use Agreement have become land use objectives, set by law on December 17, 2010 by ministerial decree. The Order has established ecosystem-based management on Haida Gwaii and balances cultural, environmental, social and economic objectives. Country Haida Gwaii Country Use Map Haida Country Use Vision Country Use Objectives Order Lessons from the Islands: Introduced species and what they tell us about how ecosystems work Measuring UP: A Graphic Comparison Strategic Land Use Agreement Cedar Stewardship Area Management Plan The Haida Gw / Queen Charlotte Islands land use plan process process place 2002-2004 and was followed by government-to-government negotiations that culminated in the Haida Gwaii Strategic Land Agreement in 2007. The Haida Gwaii Strategic Land Use Agreement provided for the shining of new protected areas, special value zones and an Ecosystem-Based Management Area (EMB). Special values included habitat for species of major cultural significance to the Haida Nation. This decision protects one of the world`s greatest ecological gems, while cutting the needs of the environment with the needs of people who depend on the land for their livelihoods and way of life. Large areas of temperate rainforest are protected, including the largest intact moderate rainforest that remains on earth and is home to thousands of plant and animal species. There are 1,000-year-old cedars and high sitka spruce trees lining rich streams of salmon that weave through valley soils and orcas, black bears, grizzlies and eagles.