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The Land and Water Boards have received the NWT Supreme Court’s injunction decision, halting the implementation of a restructured land and water Board in the Mackenzie Valley. The LWB’s will continue to operate in accordance with the existing legislation. Staff remain in place in all existing Board locations, and clients will see no interruption to proceedings as a result of the ruling.

The SLWB has developed a series of maps related to Oil and Gas Activity and Current Authorizations in the Sahtu Settlement Area for public interest. 

The Sahtu Land Use Plan has been approved and is effective as of August 8, 2013. The Sahtu Land and Water Board will work closely with the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board to ensure all future developments conform with the Plan. To view the plan go to the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board website.

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:

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

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.

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

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.

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley have completed, and are pleased to present, a comprehensive draft policy framework related to community engagement and Board consultation under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA).