A black bear feeds on wild vegetation.
Agricultural Land Reserve
("ALR" and Land Reserve Commission)
- The Planning Department of
the Regional District can tell you if your land is in the "ALR"
and is affected by the Agricultural Land Commission Act and Regulations.
Land within the ALR can be used only for farm use, cannot be subdivided
and under most circumstances can only have one single family dwelling
upon it, unless you obtain permission from the BC Provincial Land
- If land is within a designated
ALR and you wish to appeal the designation, you may do so by following
one of the procedures below:
- Appeals to remove land from the ALR under Section 9(2) of the Agricultural Land Commission
Act, are made through the Regional District Office. The Planning
Department can assist you with this application.
- Appeals under Section 11(4)
of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to allow non-agricultural
uses on ALR land or subdivision within ALR, but to retain the
land within the ALR are also made through the Regional District
- Certain land uses are permitted
within the ALR on a conditional basis. Application to carry
out one of these conditional uses can be made directly to the
Land Reserve Commission by filling out a form available at either
their office or the Regional District Office.
- If this sounds confusing,
you may want to talk to the Land Commission staff or the Planning
Department of the Regional District. In both offices a copy of
the Agricultural Land Commission Act is available.