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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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Local Conservation Funds in British Columbia: A Guide for Local Governments and Community Organizations

South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program
Published: 2017
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The guide provides information and resources for local governments and community groups interested in establishing funds to support conservation programs and projects in their communities. The guide introduces conservation funds (what they are and why they are useful and important), and then outlines seven key steps to their establishment, as follows:
  1. Build the leadership team and support network;
  2. Determine community priorities;
  3. Make the case for a conservation fund;
  4. Design the conservation fund;
  5. Determine financing options;
  6. Understand the establishment options; and
  7. Gain participating area approval to establish the fund.
A case studies section at the end of the guide profiles several existing fund projects. A glossary and references section provides further information.
Subject Areas:
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Habitat
  • Biodiversity Conservation Plan
  • Habitat Stewardship or Restoration Plan
  • Invasive Species Management Plan
  • Parks and Protected Areas Plan
  • Regional Growth Strategy
  • Sensitive Ecosystems Protection Plan
  • Sustainability Plan
  • Background Information
  • Best Practices
  • Case Studies
  • Definitions
  • List of Resources
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