Also big thanks to Laurie Bates-Frymel (Metro Van), Tom Osborne (RDN) and Lynn Wilson (CRD) for sharing information and lessons learned on their existing park acquisition funds.
The CDFCP is committed to assisting local governments in learning more about conservation funds and facilitating their adoption as best we can.Please reach out to us to discuss how CDFCP may be able to support your interest and /or current efforts to explore or promote local conservation funds.
Local Conservation Funds in British Columbia is a guide for municipal and regional governments and non-governmental organizations looking to create a dedicated source of funding to support sustainability conservation efforts.
This guide provides essential information for establishing a conservation fund and a service based on a levy or fee, including current case studies and examples of successful conservation fund campaigns and experiences from around BC.
There is no “one size fits all” method to establishing a conservation fund; everything—from choosing a legislative approach, to deciding how to finance the fund and engage the public—depends on the nature and needs of each community.
The guide expands on seven main tasks that should be considered during the fund establishment process. The website also highlights helpful existing conservation fund information including Terms of Reference, approved projects, examples of bylaws and more
We're working on dates for these upcoming webinars
Bridging the Gap: A model for supporting local government with shared ecological/technical expertise (Presenter: Bryn White, South Okanagan Conservation Fund)
Local Government Planning Tools: What’s working, what’s not (Presenter: Erin Gray, Arbutus Law Group)
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To promote the conservation and stewardship of the Coastal Douglas-fir and associated ecosystems in south-western British Columbia through sound science, shared information, supportive policies, and community education.