General Development Planscpazarka2023-08-21T08:52:01-06:00
General Development Plans
The GDP gives a comprehensive description of a timber disposition holder’s proposed timber operations for up to five years and may include proposed temporary camps (<12 months) and temporary log storage sites. The GDP provides the operational link to the SHS and commitments of the FMP and is a tool for communicating where forestry operations will occur. It is at this stage that the approved SHS is refined to meet the operational requirements of the operator and additional details regarding the location of structures and facilities are provided. The GDP assists the timber disposition holder in the integration of timber operations with other timber disposition holders and forest resource users and ensures that issues and concerns are identified and addressed early in the planning process to an appropriate level of detail. The GDP is the stage in operational planning in which Indigenous consultation is conducted. The regulatory requirements for Indigenous consultation are outlined in government policies including but are not limited to as amended from time to time:
The Government of Alberta’s Policy on Consultation with First Nations on Land and Natural Resource Management, 20138
The Government of Alberta’s Guidelines on Consultation with First Nations on Land and Natural Resources Management, 20149
The Government of Alberta’s Policy on Consultation with Metis Settlements on Land and Natural Resource Management, 201510
The Government of Alberta’s Guidelines on Consultation with Metis Settlements on Land and Natural Resource Management, 201611
These documents provide direction on the Indigenous consultation processes. A determination of adequacy by the Department is required prior to submission of a GDP.