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The Land and Water Boards would like to thank everyone who participated in the MVRMA Workshop in January. We are happy to announce that both the presentations and the summary report are now available. Check them out in the links below:


Summary Report *NEW*

Dear Members of the SLWB Distribution Lists,

The Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB) is updating our distribution lists. We request that reviewers on SLWB Distribution List(s) review their contact information on each of our district's lists. Please provide us with any updates or changes to the contact information for your organization.

The trustees of the SLW Education Trust are soliciting residents of the Sahtu to apply for funding/bursary for continuing education in a post-secondary program related to Resource Management.

Application forms can be found on the SLWB website or by contacting Karen Caesar at or by calling (867) 598-2413 Ext. 228.

Application deadline is July 31, 2015 at 5pm.

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 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