Have Your Say! Wildlife Act regulatory amendments Phase 2

How do I provide feedback?

Review the Wildlife Act “Phase 2” Regulation Amendments Discussion Document which explains the proposed new regulatory changes. There is also a plain language presentation to help explain the regulation changes. The links have information about the proposed government actions involving “Phase 2” Wildlife Act regulatory amendments, and draft Wildlife Management and Monitoring Plan (WMMP) process and guideline requirements.

1. Phase 2 Wildlife Act regulations and WMMP discussion document
2. Phase 2 Wildlife Act regulations public presentation overview
3. Wildlife Management and Monitoring Plan (WMMP) Process and Guidelines:
   a. WMMP overview of the guidelines public presentation
   b. WMMP Guidelines 1:  Process Requirements
   c. WMMP Guidelines 2:  Content Requirements
   d. WMMP Guidelines: Acronyms and Definitions
 

Please attend one of our public meetings:

Norman Wells – May 9th from 7-9 p.m. at the Legion

Yellowknife – May 28th from 4-8 p.m. at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre

Fort Smith – May 29th from 7-9 p.m. at the Pelican Inn Blue Room

Hay River – May 30th from 6-9 p.m. at the Ptarmigan Inn Alexandra Falls Room

Ulukhaktok – June 6th from 1:00 – 5 p.m. at the Kayutak Centre

Paulatuk - June 13th from 2-6 p.m. at the Paulatuk Visitors Centre Boardroom

Sachs Harbour - June 19th from 2-6 p.m. at the Recreation boardroom

Aklavik - June 26th from 3-7 p.m. at the Hamlet Council Chambers (David "Buck" Storr Building)

 

The public is also welcome to comment on the WMMP process and guideline requirements however Indigenous governments and organizations, boards, regulatory agencies, and industry have been specifically solicited for feedback during the comment period.

Please submit your comments by June 30, 2018 to:

Mr. Rob Gau, Manager, Biodiversity Conservation
Wildlife Division, Environment and Natural Resources, GNWT
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2L9

OR email:  wildlife@gov.nt.ca

Environment and Natural Resources officials are available to discuss the content of the regulation amendments, or any other related concerns you may have. Please feel free to use the contact information above, talk to your local Renewable Resource Officer, or visit your local ENR Regional Office.

 

What is this engagement about?

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is conducting public engagement with respect to Phase II amendments of the Wildlife Act and welcomes your review and input into the regulations and the Wildlife Management and Monitoring Plan (WMMP) process and guideline requirements.
The primary objective is to develop Wildlife Act Phase II regulations and guidelines that are widely-supported across the Northwest Territories, through informed and meaningful participation in public engagement activities.

How can my contribution make a difference?

We invite everyone to consider the proposed regulatory amendments and share feedback.
The input received will help develop and refine the proposed regulatory amendments and WMMP process and guideline requirements, which are important for the continued conservation of wildlife in the NWT.

Timeline

Our public comment period closes June 30, 2018.  ENR will continue to develop and refine the proposed regulatory amendments based on the feedback received with the assistance of a Wildlife Act Working Group and Stakeholders Wildlife Act Advisory Group.  Additionally, each renewable resources board as per the land claim agreements must formally approve the final regulations before they are enacted.