Recent Items – 1999
March 12, 1999, by Daily News Staff
The Dawson Creek LRMP plan area has been divided into 12 resource management zones (RMZ). Each RMZ contains specific resource values and management objectives which set out the types of activities and level of intensity permitted in individual zones.
In general, there are five types of zones in the plan:
Settlement-Agriculture RMZ: (13 per cent of the planning area) – Manages Crown lands consistently with the historic pattern of settlement and agriculture (primarily private lands).
General RMZ: 45 per cent of the planning area) – Manages with specific strategies to integrate a wide array of resource values.
Enhanced Resource Development Zones: (22 per cent of the planning area) – Manages for development of resources such as timber, minerals and oil and gas, while minimizing impact on other resource values.
Special RMZ: (13 per cent of the planning area) – Manages for conservation of one or more resource values such as habitat, scenery and recreation, while still enabling resource development activities.
Protected Areas: (6.75 per cent of the planning area) – Protects key natural, cultural, heritage or recreational values.