Regional Agricultural Plan
The Peace River Regional District includes about 1.4 million hectares of land within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), comprising about 27% of ALR lands in BC. There are nearly 825,000 hectares of land farmed in the region, accounting for 31% of land farmed in BC, mostly in the ALR but also outside the ALR. The BC Peace Region is a crucial agricultural production area of BC.
To provide further context for development of the Regional Agricultural Plan, an extensive Background Report has been prepared. The information contained is an overview of the state of agriculture in our region and provides some fascinating facts about the scale and quantity of agriculture in the region.
A Regional Agricultural Plan is intended to provide guidance to the Peace River Regional District for encouraging and supporting agricultural activity in the region. Twelve (12) consultation meetings were held to invite community input regarding some suggestions and options that might be included in the Regional Agricultural Plan. A Discussion Paper based on initial suggestions from the PRRD Agricultural Advisory Committee provided a starting point for discussions.
Guidelines for Review of Large Industrial Dugouts and Borrow Pits on ALR Lands
The Regional District is periodically asked to review and provide comment on proposals for large industry use dugouts and borrow pits that occur on ALR lands. These large water containment facilities are being developed in northeast BC to collect and store water for the fraccing process when drilling for natural gas. These guidelines have been developed with advice from the PRRD Agriculture Advisory Committee, and are intended to provide base considerations for staff and Directors when reviewing ALR non-farm use applications for Large Industrial Dugouts and Borrow Pits on ALR Lands. PRRD Guidelines for Review of Large Industrial Dugouts
These Guidelines have been established in order to assist campground operators in the general development and operation of campgrounds within the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) Electoral Areas only. These Guidelines do not apply to campgrounds within municipalities. This document includes information on best practices regarding health and safety, fire protection, and campground development and operations. These guidelines are not intended to be used for mobile home parks, hotels, motels, marinas, or work camps. It is the responsibility of campground owners and operators to comply with any relevant Regional, Provincial or Federal legislation. Contact information for these agencies has also been provided. Campground Guidelines
Climate Action & Community Energy Plan
As a signatory to the B.C. Climate Action Charter, and to address legislated requirements under the Local Government Act, the PRRD and its member municipalities adopted Community and Corporate Energy Plans. These plans measured greenhouse gas emissions, identified opportunities to improve energy efficiencies and reduce emissions, and established 20 year reduction targets.
Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a conditional grant program equivalent to 100% of the carbon taxes paid by Climate Action Charter signatories. This funding supports local governments in their efforts to reduce GHG emissions and move forward on achieving their Charter goals. To be eligible for the conditional grant, local governments must report publicly on their plan and progress toward meeting their climate action goals each year. Climate Action Revenue Incentive Report: 2011 – 2012 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015
Lakeshore Development Guidelines
The PRRD Lakeshore Development Guidelines is a policy document that prepared in response to growing pressures for development around lakeshore areas in the region. The policies and guidelines are relevant to development within 300 metres of the high water mark of a lake. The general intent of the document is threefold:
1. To provide the public with important educational and background information on lakeshore ecological and development issues;
2. To provide developers with valuable conservation guidelines which can be used for construction projects in proximity to lakeshore areas, streams and ecologically sensitive areas; and
3. To provide the Board of the Peace River Regional District and Development Services Staff with development policies and conservation guidelines for specific lakes in the region, in order to assist in the decision making process for future development proposals.
Lakeshore Development Guidelines (895 KB)
Wind Energy Project Application Guidelines
The purpose of these Application Guidelines is to assist the Regional Board in assessing Wind Energy Generation Project proposals within Electoral Areas. Wind Energy Generation Project Application Guidelines