Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

Strategic Land Policy and Legislation Branch

Crown Land Allocation Framework

Program Overview

The Crown Land Allocation Framework (CLAF) initiative focuses on modernizing the allocation of Crown land by moving from a primarily rule-based, revenue-focused model to a more flexible principle-based model of decision-making.  The new framework promotes the strategic use of Crown land and increases the transparency of the land allocation process.

The Crown Land Allocation Framework is:


  • To the needs and interests of clients
  • To innovative ideas for the use of Crown land


  • In ensuring that social, economic and environmental factors are considered in decision-making
  • In ensuring that the decision-making process is clear and transparent

New policies, procedures and decision support tools that guide and support principle-based decision-making and the Crown Land Allocation Framework include:

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