All boards and decision makers

In 1998, the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act established a number of independent boards that were designed to run the various stages in the environmental impact assessment and regulatory processes.

Although the federal government enacted this piece of legislation, it resulted from land claim negotiations. This legislation gives Aboriginal people of the Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories, a greater say in resource development and management. These are independent boards, co-management, meaning Aboriginal land claim organizations nominate half of the board members, and the federal and territorial governments nominate the other half of the board members.

The Mackenzie Valley boards and organizations involved in the environmental impact assessment and regulatory process are as follows:

Preliminary screening & the regulation of land and water

Environmental assessment

Environmental impact review

  • Independent panels established as required by the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board when a development project has been referred for a full environmental impact review

Wildlife management

Land use planning

Gwich�¢ï¿½ï¿½in Land and Water BoardGwich'in Land and Water Board

The Gwich'in in Land and Water Board is responsible for conducting preliminary screenings and for regulating land and water and deposits of waste throughout the Gwich'in in Settlement Area.

This regional co-management board was established by the Mackenzie Valley Resources Management Act and originated out of the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

(867) 777-7960

www.glwb.com

Gwich�¢ï¿½ï¿½in Land Use Planning Board Gwich' in Land Use Planning Board

The Gwich' in Land Use Planning Board is responsible for preparing comprehensive land and water use plans for the Gwich’in Settlement Area. These plans provide direction for use, development and conservation with respect to all land, water and other resources in the area.

This regional co-management board was established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and through the Gwich'in  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

(867) 777-7936

www.gwichinplanning.nt.ca

Gwich�¢ï¿½ï¿½in Renewable Resource BoardGwich'in Renewable Resources Board

The Gwich'in in Renewable Resource Board is responsible for wildlife, fish and forest management in the Gwich'in Settlement Area.

This regional co-management board was established by the Gwich'in in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

(867) 777-6600

www.grrb.nt.ca

Mackenzie Valley Review BoardMackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board

The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board is responsible for conducting environmental assessments on proposed developments and for striking panels to conduct environmental impact reviews on them if necessary, throughout the Mackenzie Valley.

Based on the findings of its assessment, this co-management board makes recommendations to the federal and responsible ministers on whether a proposed development proceed to regulatory approval or not, and if so under what conditions. This co-management board was established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act.

(867) 766-7050

1-866-912-3472

www.reviewboard.ca

Mackenzie Valley Land and Water BoardMackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board is responsible for conducting preliminary screenings and for regulating the use of land and water in the Deh Cho and South Slave regions (areas in which land claims have not yet been completed), as well as development that may have impacts on more than one settlement region. The authority of this co-management board extends to all Crown and private lands and water in the Mackenzie Valley.

In the Sahtu, Gwich'in and Wek'èezhìi areas (settled land claim areas), regional land and water boards have been established. The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board monitors and ensures consistent application of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act among all regional land and water boards in the Mackenzie Valley.

(867) 669-0506

www.mvlwb.com

Sahtu Land and Water BoardSahtu Land and Water Board

The Sahtu Land and Water Board is responsible for conducting preliminary screenings and for regulating land, water and deposits of waste throughout the Sahtu Settlement Area.

This regional co-management board was established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and through the Sahtu Dene and Métis  Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

(867) 598-2413

www.slwb.com

Sahtu Renewable Resources BoardSahtu Renewable Resources Board

The Sahtu Renewable Resources Board is responsible for protecting, conserving, and managing all renewable resources in the Sahtu.

This regional co-management board was established by the Sahtu Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

(867) 588-4040

www.srrb.nt.ca

Sahtu Land Use Planning BoardSahtu Land Use Planning Board

The Sahtu Land Use Planning Board is responsible for preparing comprehensive land and water use plans for the Sahtu Settlement Area. These plans provide direction for the use, development, and conservation with respect to all land, water and other resources in the area.

This regional co-management board was established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and through the Sahtu Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement.

(867) 598-2055

www.sahtulanduseplan.com

WekÃ�¢ï¿½ï¿½Ã��Ã�¨ezhÃ��Ã�¬i Land and Water BoardWek’èezhìi Land and Water Board

The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board is responsible for conducting preliminary screenings and for regulating land and water and deposits of waste throughout the Wek’èezhìi Management Area.

This regional co-management board was established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and through the Tlicho Agreement.

(867) 713-2500

www.wlwb.ca

Wek�¢ï¿½ï¿½���¨ezh���¬i Renewable Resources BoardWek'èezhìi Renewable Resources Board

The Wek'èezhìi Renewable Resources Board is responsible for managing wildlife and wildlife habitat in Wek'èezhìi area.

This co-management board is a wildlife co-management authority established by the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement.

(867) 873.5740

www.wrrb.ca