To support the long-term viability of the farming industry, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC are working together to complete an Agricultural Land Use Inventory in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. Data will help demonstrate actively farmed land in the region, help with land planning, help model impacts of climate change, and update information gathered in 2012 to provide insight into changes in farmland use, among other benefits.
BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries staff will be navigating public roads to observe farmland from within or beside the vehicle using binoculars. Data will be collected on crops, irrigation, livestock, and other land uses within the Agricultural Land Reserve and properties where farming is observed. Watch for a sport utility vehicle with Ministry of Agriculture magnetic signs within our region between August 8 and 13, 2021.
Learn more about this program and read the news release here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/agricultural-land-and-environment/strengthening-farming/planning-for-agriculture/agricultural-land-use-inventories