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Land and Water Boards Release New Valley-Wide Policies and Guidelines

The Mackenzie Valley, Gwich’in, Sahtu, and Wek’eezhii  Land and Water Boards are pleased to announce the release of several important new policy and guideline documents. These documents were developed by the Standard Procedures and Consistency Working Groups and approved by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board for application throughout the Mackenzie Valley. The new policies and guidelines will become effective June 1, 2013.

The documents include:

MVLWB Newsletter - February 2013

The February Newsletter of the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley is now available. This edition's content:

             -   MVLWB and National Energy Board Sign Memorandum of Understanding

             -   Sahtu Winter Oil and Gas Activities

             -   Canadian Zinc Prairie Creek Mine Public Hearing

             -   Tlicho Community-Based Fish and Water Monitoring Program

Public Information Sessions across the Sahtu

The Sahtu Land and Water Board and the National Energy Board will be visiting all five Sahtu communities from February 18 - 27 for Public Information Sessions. This is your opportunity to hear from these two regulatory agencies about activities in the Sahtu region and how our respective organizations operate.

Click here for schedule.

We Have Upgraded Our Public Registries

The Land and Water Boards have upgraded their public registries with a new operating platform. The appearance of the registries will be slightly different and subject to change as the sites are fine-tuned, but the content has not changed.  Please update your links to our online registries, and if you have any  questions or concerns about its usability, feel free to contact  MVLWB Information Technology Specialist Rhonda Miller at

Oil and Gas Activity Map Series

The Sahtu Land and Water Board has created a series of maps in relation to the 13 oil and gas exploration licences in the Tulita and K'asho Got'ine Districts. These maps identify which company holds each exploration licence, exploration work conducted back to 2010, as well as upcoming development for the winter of 2012-2013. These maps will be updated yearly to reflect the level of oil and gas exploration in the Sahtu. Visit the Presentations and Maps tab under Resources, or click here.

MVLWB May 2012 Newsletter

This edition of the MVLWB Newsletter features updates and articles about recent Land and Water Board activities, plus details of land use permits and water licences issued by the Land and and Water Boards.