Draft Moose Lake 10 km Management Zone Plan

The Moose Lake 10 km management zone is located about 100 km northwest of Fort McMurray. The final plan, once completed, will set management requirements that contribute to maintaining Treaty rights and opportunities for traditional use of Fort McKay First Nation and other Indigenous communities, ecosystem function and biodiversity, and continued opportunities for economic development.

For more details about the Draft Plan and how it was prepared, see the Backgrounder tab below.

The online Draft Planreview is now closed. Thank you to all who shared their feedback with us.

The Moose Lake 10 km management zone is located about 100 km northwest of Fort McMurray. The final plan, once completed, will set management requirements that contribute to maintaining Treaty rights and opportunities for traditional use of Fort McKay First Nation and other Indigenous communities, ecosystem function and biodiversity, and continued opportunities for economic development.

For more details about the Draft Plan and how it was prepared, see the Backgrounder tab below.

The online Draft Planreview is now closed. Thank you to all who shared their feedback with us.

  • Backgrounder: Draft Moose Lake 10 kilometre (km) Management Zone Plan

    10 months ago

    A draft Moose Lake 10 km Management Zone Plan is now available for public review to receive input needed for finalization of the plan.

    This draft plan was prepared in collaboration with Fort McKay First Nation following government review of recommendations provided by Co-leads representing the Government and Fort McKay First Nation in support of the Moose Lake collaborative planning process signed (January 2016) by Minister Shannon Phillips and Chief Jim Boucher.

    The plan, once finalized, will set resource development management requirements for crown land within the 10 km management zone, an area that neighbours the Moose Lake Reserves 174A and 174B.

    A fundamental objective of the 10 km Management Zone Plan is to ensure coordinated and managed access and development for current and future industrial land use activities. The intent is to provide management direction and regulatory controls that will maintain Treaty rights and opportunities for traditional use and cultural practices of Fort McKay First Nation and other Indigenous communities, ecosystem function and biodiversity, and continued opportunities for economic development.

    The Moose Lake 10 km Zone Plan will be part of a broader Moose Lake Access Management Plan that is still to be developed. The plan, once approved, is intended to be incorporated and have authority under the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan.

    A draft Moose Lake 10 km Management Zone Plan is now available for public review to receive input needed for finalization of the plan.

    This draft plan was prepared in collaboration with Fort McKay First Nation following government review of recommendations provided by Co-leads representing the Government and Fort McKay First Nation in support of the Moose Lake collaborative planning process signed (January 2016) by Minister Shannon Phillips and Chief Jim Boucher.

    The plan, once finalized, will set resource development management requirements for crown land within the 10 km management zone, an area that neighbours the Moose Lake Reserves 174A and 174B.

    A fundamental objective of the 10 km Management Zone Plan is to ensure coordinated and managed access and development for current and future industrial land use activities. The intent is to provide management direction and regulatory controls that will maintain Treaty rights and opportunities for traditional use and cultural practices of Fort McKay First Nation and other Indigenous communities, ecosystem function and biodiversity, and continued opportunities for economic development.

    The Moose Lake 10 km Zone Plan will be part of a broader Moose Lake Access Management Plan that is still to be developed. The plan, once approved, is intended to be incorporated and have authority under the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan.