First Nations and Métis Settlements

Forest management planning in Alberta involves the input and expertise of First Nations and Métis Settlements. The First Nations and Métis Settlements consultation process extends through the entire development of the forest management plan and beyond into its implementation, and is regulated by Government of Alberta policy. This consultation is mandated to protect First Nations and Métis Settlements' constitutional rights to hunt, fish, and trap for food on crown lands and other lands to which they have a right to access for such purposes, including "traditional use" areas comprising burial grounds, gathering sites, historical or ceremonial locations, and other sites.

 For the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Forest Management Plan, the Government of Alberta has directed the involvement of the following communities:

First Nations

Métis Settlements

  • East Prairie Métis Settlement
  • Gift Lake Métis Settlement
  • Peavine Métis Settlement