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BC CLEAR Projects 2015-2016 (funding start dates) > Open Burning Policy Options in the FVRD Phase II: Implementation

Open Burning Policy Options in the FVRD Phase II: Implementation

posted on 7:30 PM, July 6, 2016

Project leader: Stacey Barker

Open burning in the FVRD is managed through policies at the provincial and municipal level, but these do not address all open burning activities within the region, particularly residential or backyard burning within the rural parts of the region. Phase I of this project involved looking at options and recommendations for the FVRD moving forward with policies or practices to address the regulatory gaps of open burning within the region.

Phase II of this project will research and present appropriate options for the FVRD to consider, not just in bylaw content, but how such a bylaw can be effectively rolled out in the region. It will include the development of a business case for alternatives, as well as strategies for ensuring the greatest chance of voluntary compliance and buy-in. This may involve alternatives, an educational campaign, a phased approach, or other outside the box solutions that have not yet been identified. The results of this project will be transferrable throughout the Fraser Valley as well as other rural areas of the Province that have a “culture of burning”.

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Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

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Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
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We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.