21.17.2. The principal mandate of a regional land and natural resource commission is to prepare a regional plan for integrated land and resource development in conformity with the policy directions of the Government and the Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife and any policy direction drawn up by another minister concerned in the matter.
The plan determines regional policy directions, objectives and targets for the conservation and development of wildlife, the forests and the regional land area. The plan may also include regional policy directions, objectives and targets as regards energy, mines or any other subject dealt with in a specific agreement entered into under the fourth paragraph of section 21.7.
The plan is approved by the regional conference of elected officers concerned. It is implemented under a specific agreement between the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, a department or body concerned and the regional conference of elected officers.
The plan and the implementation agreement are made public by the regional conference of elected officers.