The Dehcho Interim Measures Agreement established the Land
Use Planning Committee and guidelines to develop a land use plan
for the Dehcho Territory. The planning process will consider the
traditional use and occupancy information that has been gathered to
determine the Interim Land Withdrawals
along with other information on the natural resources and the economic
and social needs of the communities. In return, the plan will revise
the Interim Land Withdrawals based on the new information that has been gathered.
Common Questions and Answers on
Land Use Planning in the Dehcho Territory
Recorded from Information Sessions with Communities and Planning Partners
in the Dehcho territory (Fall 2003).
S.3. "The purpose of the plan is to promote the social, cultural
and economic well being of the residents and communities in the Dehcho territory, having regard to the interests of all Canadians.
S.4. "Taking into consideration the principles of respect for
the lands, as understood and explained by the Dehcho Elders, and
sustainable development, the Plan shall provide for the conservation,
development and utilization of the land, waters and other resources
in the Dehcho territory."
Appendix 2. "The plan will involve finding a balance between
development opportunities, social and ecological constraints, which
reflect community values and priorities while taking into consideration
the values of all Canadians."
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