Agriculture Policy Review

Project Purpose

Significant changes have occurred in the past few years related to food systems and agriculture in the RDCK. The project will consider current legislation such as the Agricultural Land Commission Act, existing plans such as the RDCK Agricultural Plan, and best management documents as well as input from farmers, ranchers, farming organizations, and the public to update RDCK land use regulations with the goal of supporting farming and protecting farmland in the RDCK.

How can I be involved?

There are a number of engagement activities included in the project timeline. Please stay tuned. Information on how to get involved will posted here.

Project Timeline

Board Endorsement Staff report to Rural Affairs Committee: Agricultural Policy Review Complete
Interviews and/or Focus Groups Group or individual interviews with farming organizations
and RDCK Commissions

In progress 

October / November 2021

Public Survey Survey of options directed at farmers, ranchers, ALR land owners,
and general public


October / November 2021

Draft Amendments Compile engagement results and draft proposed bylaw amendments To be determined

Refer proposed bylaw amendments to internal departments and external

agencies for 30 days

To be determined
Open Houses Public presentations of the proposed bylaw amendments To be determined
Refinement Incorporate comments received and make any changes To be determined
1st and 2nd Reading

Board consideration of proposed bylaw amendments and receipt of

engagement results

To be determined
Public Hearing Formal public hearing To be determined
3rd Reading and Adoption Board consideration of adoption of bylaw amendments To be determined


Helpful Resources


Dana Hawkins, Planner
Tel: 250-352-8153

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