2010 Convening for Action in the South Okanagan-Similkameen

South Okanagan and Similkameen Local Government Ecological Standards and Practices Capacity Building Initiative

“A regional environmental planning table brings together planners and resource people to learn, identify priority issues and needs for support, and a forum from which to advance sustainable land use planning.” stated Bryn White. “A shared environmental planning contractor works within the communities to assist them in achieving their environmental planning objectives. In addition, there are other resource people and mentors that work to support that environmental planner.”

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District of Summerland experience illustrates successful application of ‘regional team approach’ in the South Okanagan

“The District of Summerland OCP example illustrates how a community can benefit from successful implementation of a ‘regional team approach’. The Real Estate Foundation is pleased to be a partner in this process,” observes,” stated Karin Kilpatrick. “The Summerland example demonstrates that the land ethic in the South Okanagan is changing for the better.”

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