Residents were asked to provide input into how NWT recreational lands should be managed in the future.
Five questions were posed:
- The Future – In 10 years what should recreational cabin development/use look like?
- Rules and Responsibilities – What kind of rules and responsibilities should be established?
- New Areas for Cabin Development – What should be considered when planning new areas?
- New Lease Allocation – What is the fairest way?
- Future Lease Fees – Should all cabin lots be priced the same or should it vary? What should be considered?
Engagement feedback from January 28, 2015 to November 16, 2016
Results under review
This engagement was completed November 16, 2016
The findings from these engagements helped inform the Recreational Leasing Management Framework.
There were two rounds of engagement:
- January to March 2015
- October to November 2016
Open house sessions were organized and advertised. Workbooks were also available, at the meetings and on-line, that participants could complete. A summary report was produced for all public engagement undertaken in 2015, as well as separate What We Heard reports for each of the community engagements:
- Hay River - January 28, 2015 - What We Heard
- Fort Simpson - February 3, 2015 - What We Heard
- Yellowknife - February 10, 2015 - What We Heard
- Yellowknife - February 12, 2015 - What We Heard
- Dettah - February 17, 2015 - What We Heard
- Fort Smith - February 23, 2015 - What We Heard
- Behchoko - February 26, 2015 - What We Heard
- Norman Wells - March 2, 2015 - What We Heard
- Inuvik - March 3, 2015 - What We Heard
In October and November 2016, the Department of Lands completed eight engagement sessions in seven communities across the NWT.
Public engagement focused on the vision, goals, and supporting priorities of the draft Framework. The objective of the engagement sessions was to confirm whether participants thought the draft Framework was “on the right track,” and whether it reflected what the Department had heard during the previous engagement completed in early 2015.
A summary report was produced for all public engagement undertaken in 2016.