Planning Guides

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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A Resource for Okanagan Lakeshore Living

Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program
Published: 2018
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A best management practices guide specifically developed to offer practical solutions on how to protect natural areas and enhance our region's resiliency to climate change. The guide promotes and encourages stewardship actions that can improve and effectively manage the Okanagan Lake shoreline while supporting flood preparedness. It explains why keeping the lakeshore natural is important, describes the lakeshore zones and their benefits, contains a riparian area planting guide, and lists six simple steps to protect our water. The guide also outlines who to contact to learn about regulations and support tools before developing near the shore.
This resource can be used by Okanagan residents, developers, professionals, governments and other large lake communities.
Subject Areas:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Erosion
  • Flood
  • Habitat
  • Land Use
  • Shorelines
  • Sustainability
  • Water Management
  • Water Quality
  • Watersheds
  • Biodiversity Conservation Plan
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Flood Management Plan
  • Habitat Stewardship or Restoration Plan
  • Sensitive Ecosystems Protection Plan
  • Source Water Protection Plan
  • Stormwater/Rainwater Management Plan/Program
  • Sustainability Plan
  • Watershed Plan
  • Background Information
  • Best Practices
  • Definitions
  • Legislation
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