WELCOME to the
MUSKWA-KECHIKA Management Area!
The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area (M-KMA), situated in northern British Columbia, Canada and was designated in legislation (M-KMA Act and Regulation) in 1998. It is a globally significant area of wilderness, wildlife, ecosystems and cultures, that must be maintained in perpetuity. World class integrated resource management decision-making must be practiced ensuring that resource development and other human activities take place in harmony with wilderness quality, wildlife and the dynamic ecosystems upon which they depend.
Management direction for industrial activities within the M-KMA differs from management direction for industrial activities outside of the "M-KMA. Within the M-KMA, the emphasis of management direction is to maintain in perpetuity the wilderness quality, the diversity and abundance of wildlife and ecosystems upon which it depends while allowing resource development. Outsie of the M-KMA, the reverse is often the case i.e. management direction is to maintain resource development opportunities to sustain the economic base of communities while maintaining high outdoor recreation, wilderness, wildlife, and biodiversity values for future generations.