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Agricultural Land Commission

The Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) is an independent provincial agency responsible for the administration of the Agricultural Land Commission Act and is responsible for administering the provincial land use zone in favour of agriculture - the Agricultural Land Reserve. The Commission, through an application process, adjudicates land use changes related to the ALR and reviews plans and bylaws to ensure consistency with provincial objectives. To maximize its effectiveness, the Commission works with partners and stakeholders including local governments, ministries, public agencies, landowners and First Nations to encourage and enable farming of ALR lands. The preservation of agricultural land and encouragement of farming is a provincial interest that has widespread public and industry support.


The Board...

...Composition

The ALC is composed of at least thirteen individuals who are knowledgeable in matters relating to agriculture, land use planning, local government, or First Nation government. The Lieutenant Governor in Council must appoint one individual as a member and the Chair of the Commission and appoint six Vice Chairs of the Commission, each of whom must be resident in a different panel region. The Responsible Minister may appoint any additional members of the Commission, the terms of which are regulated by the Administrative Tribunals Act, sections 1-10.

Current Members
Location: WILLOW RIVER
Position: Member - North Panel
By Order: Minister 451/18, October 25, 2018
Expiry: October 25, 2020
Location: ABBOTSFORD
Position: Member - South Coast Panel
By Order: Minister 356/17, October 23, 2017
Expiry: October 23, 2020
Location: DAWSON CREEK
Position: Member - North Panel
By Order: Minister 352/17, October 23, 2017
Expiry: October 23, 2019
Location: PORT ALBERNI
Position: Chair
By Order: OIC 234/18, May 14, 2018
Expiry: May 14, 2023
Location: DUNCAN
Position: Member - Island Panel
By Order: Minister 353/17, October 23, 2017
Expiry: October 23, 2020
Location: PEMBERTON
Position: Member - South Coast Panel
By Order: Minister 450/18, October 25, 2018
Expiry: October 25, 2020
Location: SAVONA
Position: Member - Interior Panel
By Order: Minister 506/16, January 1, 2017
Expiry: January 1, 2020
Location: CHERRYVILLE
Position: Member - Okanagan Panel
By Order: Minister 520/18, December 30, 2018
Expiry: December 30, 2019
Location: CRESTON
Position: Member - Kootenay Panel
By Order: Minister 335/2017, October 23, 2017
Expiry: October 23, 2020
Location: NORTH SAANICH
Position: Vice-Chair - Island Panel
By Order: OIC 829/16, January 1, 2017
Expiry: January 1, 2020
Location: ALEXIS CREEK
Position: Vice-Chair - Interior Panel
By Order: Minister 561/18, October 19, 2018
Expiry: October 19, 2020
Location: DAWSON CREEK
Position: Member - North Panel
By Order: Minister 508/16, December 16, 2016
Expiry: October 8, 2019
Location: SECHELT
Position: Vice-Chair - South Coast Panel
By Order: OIC 561/18, October 19, 2018
Expiry: October 19, 2020
Location: FRASER LAKE
Position: Vice-Chair - North Panel
By Order: OIC 561/18, October 19, 2018
Expiry: October 19, 2020
Location: CRANBROOK
Position: Member - Kootenay Panel
By Order: Minister 452/18, October 25, 2018
Expiry: October 25, 2020
Location: INVERMERE
Position: Vice-Chair - Kootenay Panel
By Order: OIC 410/17, October 27, 2017
Expiry: October 27, 2020
Location: KELOWNA
Position: Vice-Chair - Okanagan Panel
By Order: OIC 561/18, October 19, 2018
Expiry: October 19, 2020
...Mandate

The purpose of the Commission as set out in the Agricultural Land Commission Act is to preserve agricultural land; to encourage farming on agricultural land in collaboration with other communities of interest; and to encourage local governments, First Nations, the government, and its agents to enable and accommodate farm use of agricultural land and uses compatible with agriculture in their plans, bylaws, and policies.

What's Involved

The time commitment required is approximately three days per month. Panel members travel and meet in the region where they are appointed.

For More Information...

Agricultural Land Commission201 - 4940 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6

Tel: 604 660-7000
Fax: 604 660-7033