Planning Guides

The resources in this database provide legal mechanisms, innovative policies, and best practices that planners can use to help their communities adapt to climate change, protect green infrastructure, and carry out sustainable land and water use practices.

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BC Stewardship Series

Government of BC
Published: 1999
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This series of pdf documents contain scientific, legal and technical information on protecting British Columbia’s natural heritage.  With a particular focus on implementing stewardship practices in urban and suburban areas, there are 19 guides in the series, as follows:
  1. Access near aquatic areas: A guide to sensitive planning, design, and management
  2. BC grasslands stewardship guide: A guide for ranchers and recreation users
  3. Coastal shore stewardship: A guide for planners, builders and developers
  4. Community greenways: Linking communities to country and people to nature
  5. Community stewardship: Establishing your own group
  6. Give green Canada: A donor’s guide for BC
  7. Land development guidelines for the protection of aquatic habitat
  8. Landowner contact guide
  9. Naturescape BC: Caring for wildlife habitat at home
  10. On the ground: A volunteers’ guide to monitoring stewardship agreements
  11. Shoreline structures environmental design: A guide for structures along estuaries and large rivers
  12. Stewardship 94: Revising the land ethic and caring for the land
  13. Stewardship bylaws: A guide for local government
  14. Stewardship options: For private landowners in British Columbia
  15. Stream stewardship: A guide for planners and developers
  16. The streamkeeper’s handbook: A practical guide to stream and wetland care
  17. The wetlandkeeper’s handbook: A practical guide to wetland care
  18. Water stewardship: A guide for teachers, students and community groups
  19. Watershed stewardship: A guide for agriculture
The audiences and subject matter of the guides are diverse. The series will be useful to local governments, community groups, the development community, and students and teachers hoping to achieve stewardship objectives in their communities.
Subject Areas:
  • Agriculture
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Habitat
  • Land Use
  • Shorelines
  • Sustainability
  • Watersheds
  • Wetlands
  • Biodiversity Conservation Plan
  • Development Permit Area
  • Habitat Stewardship or Restoration Plan
  • Parks and Protected Areas Plan
  • Sensitive Ecosystems Protection Plan
  • Source Water Protection Plan
  • Stormwater/Rainwater Management Plan/Program
  • Watershed Plan
  • Background Information
  • Best Practices
  • Case Studies
  • Checklists
  • Definitions
  • Legislation
  • List of Resources
  • Sample Bylaw Language
  • Sample Goals/Objectives/Actions
  • Sample Plans/Policies/Strategies
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