Management and Protection

The health and productivity of Canada’s natural resources affects the quality of life of all of its citizens. Therefore, natural resources must be managed in a way that ensures they are sustainable and equitably available. Biodiversity conservation, water management and land use planning all play roles in protecting natural resources for the present and for future generations.

Unfortunately, there is currently no standard (outside of Australia) for quality natural resources management. This means that extraction and development is approved or denied by bureaucrats on an ad hoc, often opaque basis.

Natural Resources management is extremely complex. It requires consideration of the interest of diverse stakeholders in resources that are often seasonal, finite, variable or inter-related with other resources.

Successfully navigating the maze of natural resources laws and regulations requires particular expertise. Contact Pappin Law with issues related to the management or protection of natural resources.