Resource Management Zone. m regional or sub-regional plan: A division or zone of the planning area that is distinct from other zones with respect to biophysical characteristics, resource issues or resource management direction. Resource management zones (in LRMP these include settlement, agriculture, high intensity resource development, general resource development, low intensity resource development and protection) may be drawn on a map to describe general management intent. The zones are usually further defined using descriptive objectives and strategies to explain future land use and resource management activities. Resource Management Zone (RMZ) - under the Forest Practices Code: an area established under the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act by the chief forester in accordance with policy direction from Cabinet or designated ministers. While the primary source of resource management zones and objectives will be approved Land and Resource Management Plans or regional land-use plans, Cabinet or the ministers can direct the chief forester to establish a resource management zone independent of a regional or sub-regional planning process.
Resource Management Zone. an area established by a chief forester in accordance with any policy direction from Cabinet or designated ministers. Resource management zones are used to implement broad land use policy, as provided in land and resource management plans or other Cabinet-level directives. An RMZ might include a major travel corridor which has scenic values or an area managed for intensive timber production such as Crown land in a provincial forest and private land in a tree farm licence or woodlot licence that must be managed and used in accordance with the requirements of Forest Practices legislation.
Recreational Management Zone
Riparian Management Zone. Land and vegetation areas next to lakes and streams where management practices are modified to protect water quality, fish and other aquatic resources. These areas are complex ecosystems that provide food, habitat and movement corridors for both aquatic (water) and terrestrial (land) communities as well as helping to minimize nonpoint source pollution impacts to surface water.
Riparian Management Zones. Also known as Streamside Management Zone. Vegetative areas adjacent to streams, rivers, lakes and ponds that are managed for the protection of water quality stream habitat. RMZs provide a buffer for shade, soil stability and contribute woody debris to streams.