Records date from 1983-1996 and primarily consist of project report files related to a variety of departmental programs and initiatives, in particular the forest fire management program. There are also records related to a departmental operational review, preparation for division of the NWT, strategic planning documents, policy development, and files created by departmental committees and working groups that involved representatives from the department such as Deputy Minister Land Use Planning Committee, Director's Meetings, Demonstration Project Review Committee, Environmental Assessment Working Group, Inuvialuit Environmental Review Board and the Polar Commission. There are also operations manuals for Fire Operations, Enforcement, Conservation Education, Resource Development, Fishery Management, Forestry Management, Pollution Control and Wildlife Management Divisions. The remaining records concern specific projects and initiatives that involved the Department. These records relate to the Bent Horn project, Kiggavik Uranium Mine, Colomac (Neptune) Mine, Upper Snare Hydro, Aklavik Fur Tannery Feasibility Study, Harvester Assistance Program and Community Freezer surveys.
Northwest Territories. Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development. Policy, Legislation and Communications division