Gwich'in Land and Water Board Maps

The GLWB is currently working with the SLWB to develop maps within the Gwich'in Settlement Area (GSA) for public interest. These maps are for illustrative purposes only. They are not legal documents, and should not be treated as such. When using these maps, the user should follow these conditions.

For any mapping related questions, contact: 

Jacqueline Ho
Regulatory Specialist
Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board
jho@mvlwb.com
(867) 766 7465


Base Maps

The following base maps were created to support the regulatory review process. These basemaps are available at each of the websites of the Land and Water Boards of Mackenzie Valley including the MVLWBWLWB, and SLWB

Mineral Tenure

    • Demonstrates mineral tenure(s) including mineral claims, mineral leases, prospecting permits, and coal exploration licences in the NWT.

NTS Map Sheet Number

    • Demonstrates the topographic map sheet number for the Northwest Territories.

Federally Managed Lands

    • Demonstrates surface and/or subsurface rights held by the Government of Canada on lands in the NWT. 

Private Lands

    • Demonstrates settlement and/or private lands in the NWT

Interim Land Withdrawal

    • Demonstrates lands where no new oil and gas and/or new mining rights may be issued/registered. 

GNWT Regional Boundaries (Lands)
GNWT Regional Boundaries (ENR)

    • Demonstrates the GNWT regional boundaries and their associated Lands' Regional Superintendents and Managers, and Environmental and Natural Resources' Regional Superintendents and Water Resource Officers.

 Territorial Land (ATLAS)

    •  The GNWT's ATLAS Community Maps providing features such as parcel information, structures, elevation etc. 

Northern Oil and Gas Interactive Map

    • INAC's interactive map showing current titles (e.g. Exploration Licence, Significant Discovery Licence, Production Licence, etc. 

Inventory of Landscape Change Map Viewer

  • GNWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (CIMP)'s inventory of disturbances and other changes on the landscape

There are poster sized maps (.pdf) and/or interactive webmaps versions available. 


Current Authorizations

The SLWB has developed a series of maps to demonstrate current authorizations including Water Licences and Land Use Permits in the Gwich'in Settlement Area. Active authorizations are Water Licences and/or Land Use Permits with ongoing activities.


Gwich'in Settlement Area

The Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board has prepared a webmap of the Sahtu Settlement Area (SSA) and its zoning or land use designations.


Quarrying Activity (under review)

This map demonstrates the quarrying activities managed by the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley in the NWT.