Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan

 

NOTE: An updated verion of the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan is available on the Downloads page (June 23, 2016).

The Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan is a product of extensive consultations that included visiting all 25 Nunavut communities at least twice. After listening to the residents of Nunavut, governments, industry stakeholders and other interested parties including the Dene residents from Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Inuit from Northern Quebec, the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan provides clear guidance that directs resource use and development in the Nunavut Settlement Area.

The Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan provides for protection of Caribou calving and post-calving grounds and critical bird habitat; identifies traditional on ice travel routes with special management tools to protect them, areas of mineral potential, as well as areas with potential for tourism activities. The Draft Plan also provides Nunavummiut a voice in determining the future of development in the Nunavut Settlement Area at the land use planning level.

The Draft Plan can be downloaded here.  Supporting documentation is also available, including an Options and Recommendations report, which provides an overview of the information considered by the Commission, and the rationale for decisions.

Next Steps

Final public Information Sessions on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan are scheduled to take place starting this fall, leading to a Public Hearing planned for March 2017 in Iqaluit, Nunavut, subject to funding availability.

Consultation Record

The Commission has consulted with planning partners over the last eight years to inform the development of the Draft Plan. An overview of this process can be found in our consultation record. All feedback received on the Draft Plan will be also included in this record.