Excerpt from the published text of the Bill:
This Bill sets out the process for establishing a protected area in the Northwest Territories. It sets out how to nominate a candidate area to be considered for protected area status. It also provides the mechanism for entering into establishment agreements with Indigenous governments or organizations for the management of a protected area. The Bill sets out detailed regulation making authorities so that each protected area may be regulated in a manner that reflects the particular characteristics of that area. The Bill also sets out prohibited as well as acceptable activities within a protected area.