Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Valley Vision Website

Project Reference Number: 2007-25

Project Status: Complete

Led by: Stephen Osborn, Nexus Forest Solutions, Smithers

Funder: Private Funding - Brian Edmison

The Valley Vision web site is an innovative project that will develop linkages between all levels of planning within the Bulkley Valley region, and facilitate a coordinated approach. This project has been initiated with private local funding. Ongoing maintenance for the project will be sought from planning bodies and other sources.


Residents of the Bulkley Valley are regularly offered opportunities to participate in planning processes hosted by municipal, regional and provincial agencies. Development proposals and “bottom-up” planning initiatives also arise from time to time. Valley Vision offers help in navigating existing plans and promotes communication among residents, planners and developers toward a comprehensive vision for the valley’s future.

The primary focus for this project is the web site. The site is a user-friendly portal to existing planning information and a repository for the information and views needed for building a long-term, valley-wide vision. Brochures, a printed guidebook and conferences will also be used to enhance communication about planning and among the planning community.

Check out the ValleyVision.ca web site. You will find a primer on planning processes, a brief history of events that shaped the present Bulkley Valley communities and a number of planning resources. Each page has a place to leave comments or add information. The web site is and will always be a work in progress. It relies on your input to fill in gaps and articulate a future that is as good as or better than the one we are currently enjoying.

ValleyVision.ca is administered by the Bulkley Valley Research Centre and is consistent with its role in supporting sustainability in the region.

Related Reports

Publication Date Report Title Authors
2009 Valley Vision Poster Stephen Osborn