As part of the GNWT's commitment to provide meaningful opportunities for the public to engage with government decisions, the Department of Lands will be leading consultations on many initiatives across our areas of responsibility.
This is where you can find updates, submission instructions for public comments, and additional resources for these initiatives as the processes begin.
Current public engagements
Residents of Inuvik - Have your say!
The Department of Lands is developing the Dolomite Lake Recreation Management Plan. Dolomite Lake (Airport Lake) is a 507 hectare body of water that is located about 10 kilometres south of the Town of Inuvik.
Several different management authorities have responsibilities for portions of Dolomite Lake. Dolomite Lake includes both Commissioner’s Land (public land that is managed by the Government of the Northwest Territories) and Gwich’in private land. The northern part of the lake is within the municipal boundary of the Town of Inuvik. In addition, the Gwich’in Land Use Plan applies to the areas that are outside the municipal boundary.
On February 7 and 8, the Department of Lands hosted drop-in sessions to gather information and feedback from Inuvik residents about Dolomite Lake. A What we Heard report was produced from those sessions.
Building on this information, the next steps are to identify public priorities and seek input on future uses for the area. This feedback helps inform the development of the recreation management plan.
How can you get involved?
The Department of Lands is hosting drop-in sessions in Inuvik:
Wednesday, March 14th: 5pm to 8pm
Thursday, March 15th: 12 noon to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm
You can drop in to any session and provide feedback.
For those who are unable to provide feedback in person, you can provide written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23rd 2018.
What happens next?
- Input from the drop-in sessions, will be summarized into a second What we heard report.
- The Department will work with the other land management authorities to draft a Dolomite Lake Recreation Management Plan, informed by public input.
- The Department will seek further public feedback on the draft plan.
Thank you for your interest in helping develop the Dolomite Lake Recreation Management Plan. We look forward to hearing from you.
Past public engagements
You can view a list of our previous public engagements to learn more about what we have heard from NWT residents on other initiatives.