Conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) is a two-phase process: petition and implementation.

During the petition process, municipalities and counties work in collaboration with Highlands Council staff to prepare draft documents that will integrate the land use and resource management requirements of the Highlands Act into local regulatory and planning documents. Once a petition is approved by the Highlands Council, work begins on implementation, which involves finalizing those documents for local adoption and ongoing management of resources.

The Highlands Council has developed guidelines and procedures to support this work.

Use the links to the right for more information.