(2005) Protecting the Working Landscape of Agriculture: A Smart Growth Direction for Municipalities in British Columbia

Farmland is not only a non-renewable resource, but it is scarce in BC (just less than five percent of the land base). Concerned about the irreversible loss of farmland and food security, in 1972 the Provincial government created a unique provincial land use regime, the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), to protect this land base for agriculture.

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