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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Stewardship Bylaws: A Guide for Local Government

Stewardship Centre for BC
Published: 1999
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The guide provides a framework to help local governments develop a coordinated set of bylaws in support of stewardship objectives. It provides an overview of the bylaw tools available to local governments, the policy considerations, and the steps to follow for bylaw preparation. It compares a “blanket” stewardship bylaw approach to a development permit area approach.  The bulk of the guide is comprised of sample bylaw language for a variety of bylaw types. Finally, an appendix covers tips for drafting enforceable bylaws.
Subject Areas:
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Habitat
  • Land Use
  • Sustainability
  • Wetlands
  • Biodiversity Conservation Plan
  • Development Permit Area
  • Habitat Stewardship or Restoration Plan
  • Infrastructutre Plan
  • Land Use Plan
  • Official Community Plan
  • Parks and Protected Areas Plan
  • Regulatory Bylaw
  • Zoning Bylaw
  • Background Information
  • Legislation
  • Sample Bylaw Language
  • Sample Goals/Objectives/Actions
  • Sample Plans/Policies/Strategies
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