Forest Planning and Assessment
LGL Limited has been involved in providing expertise on forest planning and assessment for First Nations, governments, and public planning tables.
Currently, LGL Limited is involved in developing an ecosystem-based forest plan for the Kaska Forest Resources Stewardship Council. The council is a Kaska Nation and Yukon Government recommendation body to provide direction on forest management in the Southeast Yukon. The approach is to assess the landscape for ecological, social, cultural, traditional knowledge, and economic values. Ecological goals are then developed through a community based risk analysis. The communities will provide direction on where forestry could occur, how it should occur, and areas where forestry will not occur. This process is an open and transparent approach to provide all parties opportunity to participate in developing a plan for the Kaska traditional territory in the Yukon.
LGL Limited has also been involved in similar planning approaches in British Columbia by providing technical support to the Kaska Dena Council in developing the Dease Liard Sustainable Resource Management Plans (SRMP). These plans identify management goals and objectives by resource sector. LGL Limited provided technical support to the Kaska Dena Council on the biodiversity, wildlife, and forestry chapters of the plan. The plan was developed through a community based decision process with the Kaska Dena and Province of British Columbia as planning partners.
LGL Limited has also been involved in forestry planning and assessment by providing technical support for a strategic forest plan for the Kaska Dena traditional territory in British Columbia. This plan was a strategic assessment of forest values throughout the Kaska Dena traditional territory in British Columbia, an area of approximately 10 million hectares. To develop the plan, a multidisciplinary approach was used to assess the ecological and economic values of the area.