Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Innovative subdivisions to retain and protect valued features

Wednesday November 26, 2014  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Cristina Soto, PhD, discusses this project examining tools to help protect sensitive habitat and recreation areas in the face of subdivision development, including specific bylaws, conservation covenants, collaboration with neighbours, government partnerships, particular formats of subdivision design and property tax exemptions. Several properties in the Bulkley Valley provide examples of features and options, including two in the regional district and one in Telkwa. The potential role of a regional conservation fund is also considered.

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