The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area is intended to establish a world standard for environmental sustainability and economic stability, serving as a model that balances human activities such as resource extraction and tourism with conserving its environmental values and wilderness state over time.
The M-KMA intent, as stated in the
, is to:
"Maintain in perpetuity the wilderness quality, and the diversity and abundance of wildlife and the ecosystems on which it depends, while allowing resource development and use in parts of the M-KMA designated for those purposes, including recreation, hunting, trapping, timber harvesting, mineral exploration and mining, and oil and gas exploration and development."
( M-KMA Act )
The M-KMA has local, regional, national and global significance. By designating this unique area for innovative management, British Columbians are playing a role in preserving wilderness and increasing protected areas, while simultaneously securing access to natural resources and creating a positive climate for long-term investments in British Columbia.
The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area is 6.4 million hectares, approximately the size of Ireland.