YELLOWKNIFE (July 7, 2017) – The Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) has released the strategic plan that will guide its operations through 2022.
Building on a vision first set out in 2011, the five-year plan includes changes to reflect the Government of the Northwest Territories’ post-Devolution jurisdiction over NWT lands and resources.
The new plan defines the NTGS mission, vision, and values and presents its scientific program under six goals that align with the mandate priorities of the 18th Legislative Assembly.
As this five-year plan comes into effect, the availability of modern, comprehensive geoscience information will be particularly important in stimulating new mineral and energy exploration, and in understanding and addressing the effects of climate change.
The NTGS is a division of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment. It provides geoscience knowledge to inform decisions by governments, industry, and the public concerning the responsible development of mineral and energy resources, use of the land, and environmental stewardship.
“The NWT Geological Survey has long provided the geoscience data behind the responsible development of our mineral and energy resources. In recent years, it has experienced a growing demand for science-based information to address issues of land management, infrastructure development, environmental stewardship, and climate change adaptions. This plan will position the Geological Survey to meet these expanded needs; support the sustainable, responsible development of our resources and position our territory for economic growth.”
- Wally Schumann, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment
Manager, Public Affairs
Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment
Phone: 867-767-9202 ext. 63037