Our Portfolio

Agricultural Plans, Strategies, and Assessments

Lead Role

Kootenay Boundary Regional District: Boundary Area Agriculture and Food Security Project (2017 – current)

City of Maple Ridge: Food Hub Implementation Plan (2017 – current)

Ione Smith accepting the 2016 BC Land Award with the SLRD. Photo Sandra Steier photography.

Sechelt Indian Band – Tsain-Ko Development Corporation: Agricultural Opportunities Assessment (2017 – current)

Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society: Agriculture Market Access Strategy (2017)

City of Kelowna: Agriculture Plan Update (2016-2017)

District of Saanich: Agriculture and Food Security Plan (2016-2017)

City of West Kelowna: Westbank Centre Agricultural Planwith Bench Site Design (2016)

Metro Vancouver: Farm Tax Class Income Threshold Investigation (2015)

Regional District of Nanaimo: Electoral Area “H” ALR Boundary Review: Preliminary Assessment (2016)

SLRD Area B, District of Lillooet, and St’at’imc Northern Territory Agricultural Plan: Implementation – with KSalin Land Planning (2015)

Village of Pemberton: Agricultural Parks Master Plan (2015 – 2016)

Township of Langley: Agricultural Impact Assessment guidelines (2014 – 2015)

Regional District of North Okanagan: Agricultural Area Plan (2014 – 2015)..click here for PDF.

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SLRD Area B, District of Lillooet, and St’at’imc Agricultural Plan, Squamish Lillooet Regional District (2013-2014)

*Shortlisted for the Real Estate Foundation 2016 Land Award: Public Sector.

 

 

scrdSunshine Coast Agricultural Area Plan (Stages I, II and III), Sunshine Coast Regional District (with AEL Agroecological Consulting, 2013)

*Honourable mention – Small Towns and Rural Areas – Excellence in Policy Planning category – PIBC 2015 Awards 

 

 

 

 

Regional District of Nanaimo Agricultural Area Plan (2012)

 

 

 

 

Colony Farm Regional Park – Incubator Farm Program Report, Metro Vancouver (2011)

 

 

Aldergrove Lake Regional Park – Agricultural Assessment, Metro Vancouver (2011)

Mountain Lands Agassiz – Agriculture Study, Correctional Service Canada (2011)

Matsqui Trail Regional Park – Agricultural Assessment, Metro Vancouver (2010)

 

Subcontractor Role

Town of Oliver Food Action Plan – led by Urban Food Strategies (2017)

City of Abbotsford AgRefresh – led by Urban Food Strategies (2016-2017)

City of Richmond Garden City Lands Legacy Plan Implementation: Water and Ecological Resources Management Strategy – led by KWL Engineering (2015)

Small lot agriculture study, City of Chilliwack (led by AgResults Consulting, 2016)

Cowichan Agriculture Extreme Event Preparedness Pilot Project, Cowichan Valley Regional District and BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative (led by Sustainability Solutions Group, 2014 – 2015)

Delta Agriculture Flooding Preparedness and Mitigation Pilot Project, Delta Farmers’ Institute and BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative – Phase 1 (led by Sustainability Solutions Group, 2014)

Socio-economic and Environmental Assessment of On-Farm Best Management Practices (Manure Treatment Systems), BC Ministry of Agriculture (led by Yarrow Environmental Consulting, 2013-2014)

BC Ministry of Agriculture website structure and content updates (led by Uncover Editorial, 2014)

UBC Campus Sustainability Community Based Social Marketing Program (led by Lura Consulting, 2013)

Outdoor Recreation-based Tourism in the Howe Sound Region of BC: An Overview and Assessment. Prepared for the Future of Howe Sound Society (2013).

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(Sm)art Farm Project: A Quick Start Guide to Farm-Driven Co-Housing on Non-ALR Land (led by Deer Crossing the Art Farm Society, 2013)

 

 

 

GCLcoverCity of Richmond Garden City Lands Biophysical Inventory and Assessment, City of Richmond (led by Diamond Head Consulting Ltd., 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

Denman Island Farm Plan Phase I and Phase II (led by AEL Agroecological Consulting, 2012)

 

Bowen Island Farm Park Site Assessment (led by Urban Food Strategies, 2013)

Township of Langley – Agricultural Land Use Inventory, BC Ministry of Agriculture (2010)

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Organic Processing Facility Feasibility Study (Powell River Regional District, 2012)

 

 

 

 

Township of Langley Backyard Composting Community-Based Social Marketing Program (led by Lura Consulting, 2010)

 

Composting Process Consulting (Salish Soils, Sechelt, 2011-2013)

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BC Greenhouse Growers Carbon Offset Protocol Development, BC Climate Action Secretariat (2012)

 

 

 

Sustainability Indicator Review: An Assessment of Vancouver’s Smart Growth Policies, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2011)

 

 

Crop Planning and Fertility Consulting

Individual Farm Plans (includes plans for both new and pre-existing farms) in the following communities:

  • YVR – Vancouver Airport Authority compost assessment
  • Organic polyhouse farming operation, Merville, BC
  • Organic hard cider feasibility assessment, Roberts Creek, BC
  • Glass greenhouse operation, Yakima, WA
  • Mixed vegetable feasibility on non-ALR, Abbotsford, BC
  • Soil fertility consulting, Bellingham, WA
  • Lavender farm assessment, Coombs, BC
  • Organic blueberry fertility consulting, Pemberton, BC
  • Organic greens for the restaurant market, New York State, USA