Plans and policies
Gwaii Haanas Management
Together, the Government of Canada and the Council of the Haida Nation manage Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site through the Archipelago Management Board.
The Gwaii Haanas Agreement was signed in 1993. In this groundbreaking document, the two parties strongly agreed on the need to protect the region’s natural, cultural and marine treasures, but also recognized their differing views on ownership of the area.
The agreement is now seen as a model of cooperative management for how those with differing viewpoints on sovereignty, title and land ownership can work together.
In 2010, the Gwaii Haanas marine area was officially designated a National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. A Gwaii Haanas Land-Sea-People Plan will be completed by 2015 with input from partners, stakeholders and the general public.
History of Establishment
The Gwaii Haanas Agreement (1993) (PDF, 700 Kb)
Management Plan for the Terrestrial Area: Gwaii Haanas National Park and Haida Heritage Site (PDF, 4.5 MB)
Interim Management Plan and Zoning Plan: Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site (PDF, 1 MB)
- Gwaii Haanas Marine Agreement (PDF, 2 MB)
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