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Public Registry - Consultation Rules & Procedures

Wildlife Management

The GRRB is the main instrument for wildlife and wildlife habitat management in the Gwich’in Settlement Area under the GCLCA. Management planning involves the making and implementation of policies, decisions or plans, or the approval of plans, involving wildlife and wildlife habitat in all cases other than where a formal harvest allocation is in place or being proposed, or any decisions regarding commercial harvesting of wildlife.  The GRRB will engage the Gwich’in in a direct manner in the planning and management of wildlife and wildlife habitat.

Management Plan - Consultation Summaries

Wildlife & Habitat Management

Fisheries Management

Forestry Management

Application for Commercial Harvest, Naturalist, Guiding or Outfitting Activity - Consultation Summaries

Consultation Summary template

Application for Commercial Propagation, Cultivation or Husbandry of Wildlife - Consultation Summaries

Consultation Summary template


Management Plans - Wildlife & Habitat

Cape Bathurst, Bluenose West and Bluenose East Caribou Herds Management Plan - Consultation Requirements

CONSULTATION ACTIVITY
POLICY
REFERENCE
CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS/NOTES
Step 1. Consultation Round #1
GRRB hosts community consultation sessions with RRCs, Gwich’in organizations and the public to discuss potential management plan,
providing at least 30 days notice before each session.
s. 4.2.1(a)
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July & Aug 2009 - informal update and notice to all RRCs by email about process and plan for fall meetings

Oct 5, 2009 - RRC invitations sent by GRRB and ENR

Engagement meetings held:
Oct 21 & 22, 2009 ERRC
Nov 2 &3, 2009 NRRC
Dec 18, 2009 TRRC
Dec 15, 2009 GGRRC

Step 2. Summary of Consultation Round #1 provided to RRCs and made available for review through the GRRB’s Public Registry within 30 days of the last consultation session in Round #1. s. 4.2.1(a)
MET
Summary of Consultation Round #1 (coming soon)
Step 3. Consultation Round #2
Draft management plan posted on the Public Registry and circulated to RRCs and GTC. GTC and public have at least 60 days to review and provide comments, while RRCs have at least 30 days to review before the second round of community consultation sessions are held (see Step 4).
s. 4.2.1(b)
MET
Draft Management Plan (December 2010) PDF
Step 4. GRRB holds community consultation sessions with RRCs to review the DRAFT management plan. Comments are due within 30 days after each session. s. 4.2.1(b)
MET
Consultations on Draft Mgmt Plan held:
Feb 14, 2011 NRRC
Feb 16, 2011 GGRRC
Feb 17, 2011 ERRC
Feb 18, 2011 TRRC

Dec 17, 2011 - invitations to Feb meeting and initial scheduling with RRCs began while waiting availability of completed draft (sent Jan 5, 2012)

 

 

Step 5. Amended DRAFT management plan, based on RRC input and comments from Gwich’in and the general public, is sent to government wildlife managers providing 90 days for their review. s. 4.2.1(c)
MET
Draft Management Plan (May 2011) PDF
Step 6. Summary of Consultation Round #2 provided to RRCs and made available for review through the GRRB’s Public Registry within 30 days of receiving Government input. s. 4.2.1(c)
MET in part
Summary of Consultation Round #2 (coming soon)
Step 7. DRAFT management plan sent for Board decision. s. 4.2.1(d)  
Step 8. GRRB submits recommended management plan to the relevant Minister for approval. s. 4.2.1(d) Final recommended Management Plan is signed by ACCWM members (November 2016) PDF
Step 9. Minister has up to 90 days to accept, vary or set aside and replace the Board’s decision. s. 4.2.1(d)  

 

Management Plans - Fisheries

Dolly Varden Integrated Fisheries Management Plan - Consultation Requirements

CONSULTATION ACTIVITY
POLICY
REFERENCE
CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS/NOTES
Step 1. Consultation Round #1
GRRB hosts community consultation sessions with RRCs, Gwich’in organizations and the public to discuss potential management plan,
providing at least 30 days notice before each session.
s. 4.2.1(a)
MET

 

Step 2. Summary of Consultation Round #1 provided to RRCs and made available for review through the GRRB’s Public Registry within 30 days of the last consultation session in Round #1. s. 4.2.1(a)
MET
Summary of Consultation Round #1 (coming soon)
Step 3. Consultation Round #2
Draft management plan posted on the Public Registry and circulated to RRCs and GTC. GTC and public have at least 60 days to review and provide comments, while RRCs have at least 30 days to review before the second round of community consultation sessions are held (see Step 4).
s. 4.2.1(b)
MET
Draft Management Plan (May 2010) PDF
Step 4. GRRB holds community consultation sessions with RRCs to review the DRAFT management plan. Comments are due within 30 days after each session. s. 4.2.1(b)
MET
Consultations on Draft Mgmt Plan held:

Aklavik (06/22/10) pdf
Fort McPherson (06/30/10) pdf
Inuvik (06/28/10) pdf
Tsiigehtchic (07/05/10) pdf
Step 5. Amended DRAFT management plan, based on RRC input and comments from Gwich’in and the general public, is sent to government wildlife managers providing 90 days for their review. s. 4.2.1(c)
 
Step 6. Summary of Consultation Round #2 provided to RRCs and made available for review through the GRRB’s Public Registry within 30 days of receiving Government input. s. 4.2.1(c)
Summary of Consultation Round #2 (coming soon)
Step 7. DRAFT management plan sent for Board decision. s. 4.2.1(d)  
Step 8. GRRB submits recommended management plan to the relevant Minister for approval. s. 4.2.1(d)  
Step 9. Minister has up to 90 days to accept, vary or set aside and replace the Board’s decision. s. 4.2.1(d)
MET

Dolly Varden IFMP (November 2010):

VOLUME 1: THE PLAN pdf
VOLUME 2 : APPENDICES pdf


 

Management Plans - Forestry

Gwich'in Forest Management Plan - Consultation Requirements

CONSULTATION ACTIVITY
POLICY
REFERENCE
CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS/NOTES
Step 1. Consultation Round #1
GRRB hosts community consultation sessions with RRCs, Gwich’in organizations and the public to discuss potential management plan,
providing at least 30 days notice before each session.
s. 4.2.1(a)
MET
October 2008 - community consultation held:

Tsiigehtchic: October 16, 2008
Aklavik: October 20, 2008
Inuvik: October 22, 2008
Fort McPherson: November 27, 2008
Step 2. Summary of Consultation Round #1 provided to RRCs and made available for review through the GRRB’s Public Registry within 30 days of the last consultation session in Round #1. s. 4.2.1(a)
MET
Summary of Consultation Round #1 (coming soon)
Step 3. Consultation Round #2
Draft management plan posted on the Public Registry and circulated to RRCs and GTC. GTC and public have at least 60 days to review and provide comments, while RRCs have at least 30 days to review before the second round of community consultation sessions are held (see Step 4).
s. 4.2.1(b)
MET
Draft Management Plan (August 2009) PDF
Step 4. GRRB holds community consultation sessions with RRCs to review the DRAFT management plan. Comments are due within 30 days after each session. s. 4.2.1(b)
MET

Consultations on Draft Mgmt Plan held:

 

Step 5. Amended DRAFT management plan, based on RRC input and comments from Gwich’in and the general public, is sent to government wildlife managers providing 90 days for their review. s. 4.2.1(c)
 
Step 6. Summary of Consultation Round #2 provided to RRCs and made available for review through the GRRB’s Public Registry within 30 days of receiving Government input. s. 4.2.1(c)
Summary of Consultation Round #2 (coming soon)
Step 7. DRAFT management plan sent for Board decision. s. 4.2.1(d)  
Step 8. GRRB submits recommended management plan to the relevant Minister for approval. s. 4.2.1(d)  
Step 9. Minister has up to 90 days to accept, vary or set aside and replace the Board’s decision. s. 4.2.1(d)
MET

Final Gwich'in Forest Management Plan (August 2012) pdf

 


Application for Commercial Harvest, Naturalist, Guiding or Outfitting Activity

Consultation Summary template

CONSULTATION ACTIVITY
POLICY
REFERENCE
CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS/NOTES
Step 1. Application for commercial activity submitted to GRRB  
Step 2. GRRB determines if application is to be permitted in a particular area for a particular species or population of wildlife.
  • If GRRB permits application, and such commercial activity has NOT occurred in previous 3 years, proceed to Step 3.
  • If GRRB permits application, and such commercial activity has occurred in previous 3 years, proceed to Step 5.
  • If GRRB does not permit application, application is denied.
s. 4.2.4(b)
 
Step 3. Affected RRC(s) review application. GRRB provides support to RRC(s) in understanding any implications the application might have for wildlife harvesting by Gwich’in.
  • If RRC(s) refuse their consent, proceed to Step 4.
  • If RRC(s) give their consent, proceed to Step 5.
s. 4.2.1(b)
 
Step 4. The application will be denied unless, upon application by an interested party or on its own motion, the GRRB reviews the RRC(s) decision and finds the application to be “reasonable in all the circumstances”.
  • If GRRB finds application to be “reasonable in all the circumstances”, proceed to Step 5.
  • If application is denied, proceed to Step 7.
s. 4.2.4(c)

 

 

Step 5. GRRB consults with RRC(s), GTC and GSCI on the terms and conditions for the proposed commercial activity. s. 4.2.4(d)
 
Step 6. GRRB posts possible terms and conditions on its registry and sends copies to RRC(s), GTC and GSCI, providing at least 90 days of commentary and feed-back before GRRB gives the terms and conditions final consideration. s. 4.2.4(d)
 
Step 7. GRRB posts a summary of the consultation process on its Public Registry and provides a copy to RRCs within 30 days of making its decision. s. 4.2.4(a)  

 


Application for Commercial Propagation, Cultivation or Husbandry of Wildlife

Consultation Summary template

CONSULTATION ACTIVITY
POLICY
REFERENCE
CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS/NOTES
Step 1. GRRB provides affected RRC(s) with its preliminary assessment of the application. s. 4.2.4(e)
Step 2. GRRB allows affected RRC(s) at least 90 days to review the assessment. s. 4.2.4(e)
 
Step 3. GRRB holds consultation session(s) to review the assessment, answer questions and receive comments from affected RRC(s). s. 4.2.4(e)
 
Step 4. GRRB determines whether the proposed activity could adversely affect Gwich’in harvesting in the area concerned.
  • If YES, proceed to Step 5.
  • If NO, proceed to Step 8.
s. 4.2.4(e)

 

 

Step 5. GRRB requires the applicant to seek RRC(s) consent for the area.
  • If the RRC(s) refuse their consent, proceed to Step 6.
  • If the RRC(s) give their consent, proceed to Step 8.
s. 4.2.4(e)
 
Step 6. The application will be denied unless the GRRB reviews the RRC(s) decision (upon application by an interested party or on its own motion), and finds the application to be “reasonable in all the circumstances”.
  • If the application is found to be reasonable in all the circumstances, proceed to Step 7.
  • If the application is denied, proceed to Step 8.
s. 4.2.4(f)
 
Step 7. GRRB provides the RRC(s) concerned with 90 days advance notice of the Board’s position and invites the RRC(s) to comment on the matter before making any final decision. s. 4.2.4(f)  
Step 8. GRRB posts a summary of the consultation process on its Public Registry and provides a copy to RRCs within 30 days of making its final decision. s. 4.2.4(a)  

 


 

 
 
 

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