1. The Sea-to-Sky Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) Land Use Objectives Order; and
2. The Sea-to-Sky Wildland Area Order.
The Sea-to-Sky LRMP Land Use Objectives Order provides forest management direction for specific areas of Crown land in the Sea-to-Sky sub-region to protect identified cultural and ecosystem values. The land-use objectives in this order address:
- First Nations' cultural places - site-specific places that protect important cultural sites, village sites and spirited ground areas.
- First Nations' cultural management areas - general areas that conserve cultural heritage resource values but also permit resource and economic development.
- Floodplain management areas - floodplains of the Upper Lillooet, Green, Soo, Elaho and Squamish Rivers that are managed for floodplain ecosystems values.
- Riparian areas - areas of land that have conservation values because of their proximity to water and their ability to support distinct plant and animal species.
The Sea-to-Sky Wildland Area Order provides direction on land use for 45 Wildland areas that cover 294,554 hectares in the Sea-to-Sky region. The intent of the Wildland zone is to conserve remote and natural landscapes and their associated recreation, tourism, wildlife and First Nation wilderness values, while also permitting tourism and subsurface resource development.
Under the Forest Act, Land Act and Water Act, this order will prevent future tenures for:
- Timber harvesting.
- Development of infrastructure for a wind or water power purpose.
- Diversion, use, or storage of water for a wind or water power purpose.
The Sea-to-Sky LRMP was built upon the recommendations of a public planning forum made up of representatives from a variety of sectors, input from government agencies; and the outcomes of government-to-government agreements with the In-SHUCK-ch, Lil'wat, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. It provides strategic direction for land management from the headwaters of the Lillooet River to its outflow into Harrison Lake, and from Lions Bay and Indian Arm to D'arcy, and that includes the communities of Pemberton, Squamish and Whistler.
Both orders and their maps are available online at:
Ministry of Forests, Mines and Natural Resource Operations