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GNWT Looking for Public Engagement on New Forest Act

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will introduce new forest legislation in February 2023 to combine and update existing forest legislation. The two existing forest laws are the Forest Protection Act and the Forest Management Act.

The new legislation will recognize the co-management of forests in the Northwest Territories (NWT), consider the many values of and pressures on the forest including climate change, redefine NWT forests as ecosystems, and modernize the NWT’s permitting and regulatory framework for forest resources.

The new Forest Act is being developed collaboratively with Indigenous governments, Indigenous Organizations and Renewable Resource Boards.

For information on the upcoming engagements, the public can review a Summary of the Proposal for a new Forest Act by clicking here.

From November 21st to December 21st, the public can participate with the engagement portal, by clicking here, or send an email to [email protected]

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