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Agricultural Land Reserve- Important for a sustainable horse industry

HCBC Staff
Created: March 5, 2018

Share your ideas for revitalizing the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC).

B.C.’s Minister of Agriculture, Lana Popham, announced the formation of an independent committee to lead a public engagement process and provide recommendations to the provincial government around this important topic. The Advisory Committee will consider best approaches to revitalizing the ALR and the ALC.

The Minister’s Advisory Committee is seeking your views to deliver recommendations for a strong and robust Agricultural Land Reserve.

Please read the discussion paper the committee has prepared before completing the online survey.

The survey focuses on collecting British Columbians opinions and views on these common themes:

A defensible and defended ALR
ALR resilience
Stable governance
Efficacy of zones 1 and 2
Interpretation and implementation of the Act and regulation
Food security and B.C.’s agricultural contribution
Residential uses in the ALR
Farm processing and sales in the ALR
Unauthorized uses
Non-Farm uses and resource extraction in the ALR

Other ideas to support revitalization are also welcome.

The Advisory Committee will provide a final report to the Minister in fall 2018.

Submit your ideas by April 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Ways to Participate

There are several ways to provide written feedback to the Advisory Committee by:

Read the Discussion Paper and complete the online survey
Email the Advisory Committee at [email protected]
Send your submission by mail to:

Minister’s Advisory Committee
Revitalization of ALR and ALC
C/o Ministry of Agriculture
PO Box 9120
Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria BC V8W 9B4

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