The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area (M-KMA) pronounced (musk-quah-ke-chee-kah) is approximately twice the size of Vancouver Island, at 6.4 million hectares. It is a globally significant area of wilderness management located in the heart of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. Home to some of the greatest diversity and abundance of wildlife, the M-KMA is one of the last great remnants of the vast wilderness that once existed across North America. 

The M-KMA is an innovative management system, named after two major rivers that flow through the area. The names Muskwa and Kechika are of Dene First Nation origin and translate to Bear and Long Inclining River. The M-KMA encompasses a vast area within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, on the west side of the Alaska Highway beginning at Fort St. John and ending near Watson Lake.

"The M-KMA includes Parks and Protected Areas where resource extraction is prohibited, and management zones where resource extraction may occur, according to higher standards than elsewhere in the province (e.g. best management practices for oil and gas development)" - 

mountain view from plane

Learn more about the MKMA by watching In the Land of Dreamers on CBC Gem. 

canoe on remote lake

Experience a taste of the MKMA through this virtual reality video.