As part of the review of the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) initiated in February 2016, the SLRD Board hired Urbanics Consultants Ltd. to update the RGS population and employment projections, as well as to determine dwelling unit projections for the RGS study area.
The purpose of this sub-regional planning study for the Village of Pemberton, SLRD Electoral Area C and the Lil'wat Nation is to inform overall policy direction within the SLRD Regional Growth Strategy for managing long-term urban growth in the Pemberton - Mount Currie area and to address other areas of interest in Area C. The intended outcome is a coordinated land use planning framework among local governments and First Nations based on mutual trust, respect, understanding and recognition of interests and values, including the mutual benefits of comprehensive land use planning.
An Agricultural Land Use Inventory can be used to understand which agricultural activities are occurring in the surveyed area. It can also assist with analysis on the health of an agriculture zone by looking at the capacity for agricultural expansion, the land that is not available for agriculture, and pressures on agricultural land use within the surveyed area.
The Agriculture Water Demand Model was developed to provide current and future agricultural water demand data. It calculates water use on a property-by-property basis and sums each property to obtain a total water demand for the entire basin or each sub-basin. The Model is based on a Geographic Information System (GIS) database that contains information on crop, irrigation system type, soil texture and climate.