The Plan

The Sahtu Land Use Plan (SLUP) has been approved and is effective as of August 8, 2013

The final SLUP was adopted by the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board on April 29, 2013.  It was sequentially approved by the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, Government of the Northwest Territories, and Government of Canada in accordance with Section 43 of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA).  The plan came into effect with the final approval from the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada on August 8, 2013.  With approval, as per Section 46 of the MVRMA, bodies having the authority under federal or territorial law to issue licences, permits, or other authorizations relating to the use of land or waters or the deposit of waste, shall carry out their powers in accordance with the land use plan.

Click here to download the Sahtu Land Use Plan.

Supporting Documents

In addition to the SLUP, there are three documents that support the Plan.  Their purpose is to further illustrate the Board’s intent with respect to plan development, implementation guidance, and future planning steps.  For clarification, they were not part of the Section 43 MVRMA approval process. As living documents, they will be updated as needed by the Board. 

Rules of Procedure

The Board adopted the SLUPB Rules of Procedure on October 23, 2014.