Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area ‘H’ ALR Boundary Review: Preliminary Analysis

The Regional District of Nanaimo requested the services of Upland Agricultural Consulting Ltd. to investigate whether or not the boundary of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) warrants some adjustment within Electoral Area ‘H’. This report presents a set of criteria through which agricultural land within Electoral Area ‘H’ was analyzed, on a subarea basis, to answer questions regarding the integrity of the boundary of the ALR. In particular, the investigation served to identify knowledge gaps, determine the possibility for the Regional District to pursue a block exclusion application, and to provide other recommendations regarding ALR decision-making in Electoral Area ‘H’.