Lands Planning and Development Services

Castlemain honours the sacred obligation that Indigenous communities have to the health of the lands and waters in their territories. Land use planning is a powerful land protection tool which communities can leverage to manage the use of their lands today and for generations.

Our Lands team engages directly with elected leadership and communities at all stages of the planning and development process of lands management. Our approach is customized to each client’s needs, and we base each lands project on the social, cultural, political, and environmental values of the community, as well as the specific economic goals of the project.

At Castlemain, we offer four core service areas to support the goals and objectives of our clients:

Services Offered

Land Use Planning & Analysis

  • Land use planning
  • Highest and best use analysis
  • Economic feasibility studies
  • Legal and regulatory navigation
  • Community visioning and engagement
  • Financial analysis and budgeting


Land Negotiation and Strategic Planning

  • Referral analysis and evaluation
  • Right of Way and Section 35 negotiations
  • Crown and private sector land-related negotiations
  • Capacity augmentation
  • Treaty Process Land identification, evaluation and selection
  • Strategic partnership identification, development and implementation

Land Development Management

  • Owner’s representation
  • Land development planning and implementation
  • Project management
  • Raising capital for projects

Infrastructure Development

  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Large scale project management
  • Procurement
  • Financing