SLRD proposes new bylaws to help manage the threat of invasive species; Alternative Approval Process now underway

Oct 10, 2017
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Invasive species pose a significant risk to the health and stability of native ecosystems and habitats. In recognition of this situation, the SLRD has proposed two bylaws designed to help manage and minimize the threat of invasive species within the regional district.

SLRD Invasive Species Management and Control Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1541-2017

The first proposed bylaw, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Invasive Species Management and Control Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1541-2017, intends to establish a service area that would contribute annually to external  organizations (currently, funding is anticipated to be provided to the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council and the Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society), which are leading efforts to reduce the negative impacts of invasive species within the region. Elector approval is required in order to establish a service area. Learn more here.

Notice of Alternative Approval Process

An Alternative Approval Process (AAP) is now underway to obtain elector approval needed to move forward with the service establishment bylaw.

Eligible electors now have until 4:30 PM on Monday November 27, 2017 to register their formal opposition to the establishment of the bylaw. The method by which eligible electors express their opposition to the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Invasive Species Management and Control Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1541-2017 (“Bylaw 1541-2017”) is by signing and submitting an Elector Response Form to the SLRD. The deadline for elector responses for this AAP is 4:30 PM on Monday November 27, 2017.  

Learn more about the Alternative Approval Process 

SLRD Noxious Weeds Control Bylaw No. 1542-2017

The second proposed bylaw, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Noxious Weeds Control Bylaw No. 1542-2017, intends to establish a noxious weeds management and control regulatory bylaw to require people to keep their properties cleared and free of noxious weeds. Please note, consent and statutory approval are not required for the introduction of this regulatory bylaw. However, the SLRD welcomes feedback from the public about the proposed bylaw. Learn more here

For more information on both of these proposed bylaws and the AAP process, please visit the project page.

Questions or Concerns?

Graham Haywood
Project and Research Coordinator
Telephone: (604) 894-6371 ext. 229
Email: ghaywood@slrd.bc.ca

Kristen Clark
Director of Legislative and Corporate Services
Telephone: (604) 894-6371 ext. 230
Email: kclark@slrd.bc.ca

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