In the summer of 2013, the BC Ministry of Agriculture conducted an Agricultural Land Use Inventory in the District of Lillooet and Electoral Area B of the SLRD. The Inventory was funded in part by the SLRD and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC. The Land Use Inventory can be used to understand which agricultural activities are occurring in the surveyed area. The data provides an estimate of the capacity for agricultural expansion and quantifies the amount of land within the Agricultural Land Reserve that is unavailable for agriculture.
The Pemberton Valley Agricultural Area Plan was initiated by the SLRD in 2008 with the support of the Investment Agricultural Foundation. It was adopted by the SLRD Board in 2012. The appendices to the report include a 2009 Land Use Inventory, SWOT Analysis, Preliminary Market Opportunities Analysis and selected mapping of the Pemberton Valley.
The Pemberton Valley Agricultural Area Plan was initiated by the SLRD in 2008 with the support of the Investment Agricultural Foundation. It was adopted by the SLRD Board in 2012. The plan covers all lands within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) within SLRD Electoral Area C in the Pemberton VAlley, and does not include those lands within the Village of Pemberton or on First Nations reserves.
This agricultural plan is a cross-jurisdictional plan with the Plan Area including SLRD Electoral Area B, District of Lillooet and St'at'imc agricultural lands.
Part 2 of the Agricultural Plan follows on the heels of Part 1, which acted as a scoping document and included background context information, an agricultural profile of the region, a market opportunities analysis and a regulatory system overview.
This agricultural plan was directed and coordinated by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) with the involvement and partnership of the District of Lillooet and the St'at'imc Nation, as it pertains to an area encompassed within the Northern St'at'imc Territory. Agricultural plans recognize agriculture as the highest and best use of agricultural land and focus on developing strategies to support a viable agriculture industry at the local level.
The Integrated Sustainability Plan (ISP) is a long-term plan developed in consultation with community members and regional stakeholders that articulates the region's criteria for success and sustainability. The plan identifies key strategy areas, describes what success would look like in each area, and identifies actions to move the region toward its desired future. The plan also provides indicators to monitor progres.
The Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is a long-term strategic planning document, used to guide local government Official Community Plans and bylaws in regards to future growth in the SLRD. The RGS presents a 20-year vision for the livability of the region; it identifies and prioritizes goals across the region to meet common social, economic, and environmental objectives. It addresses regional issues such as land use, transportation, housing, economic development, social issues, ecological stewardship, parks and natural areas, and regional services.