Drunken forest in the Arctic

Forest Act - Public Engagement

What was this engagement about?

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is making amendments to and combining the existing Forest Management Act and Forest Protection Act to create the new Forest Act.

How could I participate?

NWT residents were invited to read the plain language summary of the key concepts contained within the proposed Forest Act and submit comments to:

  • Janice Ziemann, Compliance Forester, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • janice_ziemann@gov.nt.ca  
  • (867) 872-7706

The deadline to provide comment was December 14, 2018.

The public will be invited to comment once again on the draft legislation through a review process carried out by Standing Committee at a future date.

How will my input make a difference?

The new legislation will incorporate feedback brought forward by Indigenous governments and organizations, stakeholders and the public. Comments received though this engagement period will be taken into consideration during the ongoing drafting of the proposed legislation.

Where can I find related information?

Where can I find results?

Results from the public engagement will be summarized in a What We Heard report and made public once the engagement deadline has passed and comments have been processed. Check back here following the engagement period.

Who can I contact for more information?

Janice Ziemann

Forest Management Division

Department of Environment and Natural Resources    


(867) 872-7706