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Coverage of land use since November 25, 2021.

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Trustee Laura Patrick Reports To Community As 2022 Kicks Off

"...The Protection of the Coastal Douglas Fir and Associated Ecosystem Project, through the contributions of a science working group, has developed a powerful mapping tool that brings together several layers of information about contiguous forests, sensitive ecosystems, protected areas and groundwater recharge potential. There are opportunities to use this tool to explore different management scenarios that can help us make informed choices when it comes to prioritizing areas for protection. The LTC is working with Salt Spring Fire Rescue to see if the use of development permit area tools is an effective approach to help mitigate wildfire risk..."

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Land use bylaws changed for developments

"...Because the proposed development is a watershed area, District 5 Councillor Brent Sampson noted there were concerns with possible environmental impacts..."

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New Trespass Legislation Now In Force

"..."This government has worked hard to balance the rights of landowners in rural Saskatchewan with those of recreational land users," Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. "I'm pleased to see the legislation come into force and I want to thank everyone who has worked and consulted with us in its development. " ..."

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Local MLA Adam Olsen says existing housing policies have worsened housing crisis

"...Olson supports higher density in North Saanich where appropriate and questions existing land use Wolf DepnerDec. 31, 2021 8:30 a. m..."

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Residential development proposed for Galloway Lands, local organizations push back

"...The application to change the land use of the area is currently working its way through the RDEK bureaucracy. The large, currently forested (and previously logged) lot is zoned as a ‘rural resource’ and ‘rural residential (country)’ zone. The application is to change it to ‘rural residential (estate)’ and ‘parks and recreation..."

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City council considering rezoning for ‘complex' Quinsam Road development

"...Project would provide diversity of housing forms and densities; area features wetlands and creeks Sean FeaganDec. 15, 2021 5:00 p. m..."

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Residential units coming to Antigonish County

"...ANTIGONISH: The Municipality of the County of Antigonish has made an amendment to their Land Use By-Law to allow for the rezoning of a section of the municipality from R1 to R2; to allow for multi-unit dwellings..."

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The growth potential of B.C.'s agri-tech sector

"...For perspective, Canada’s agriculture sector represents around 3. 3% of all economic activity. Food processing is the second largest manufacturing industry nationally, and could be one of B..."

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Planning starting for redevelopment of Kelowna Tolko Mill site

"...The developer has talked about a mixed-use project, but has not committed to any specific elements. Holar Developments said in a statement that “community input will inform the land uses that will be reflected in the area redevelopment plan. ”Community consultations will start in mid-January..."

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City staff to create redevelopment plan for former Tolko mill site in Kelowna

"...If approved, the ARP will provide direction on issues such as building heights, land use and development, housing and affordability, heritage conversation and transportation, among others. The ARP will also provide establish a clear, long-term plan for the redevelopment of the site and to develop it that is consistent with established policies, industry best practices and community input..."

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Many B.C. communities lack resources to create floodplain maps, study suggests

"...“Recent flooding and this summer’s unprecedented wildfires highlight that we can no longer delay in preparing our communities for the impacts of climate change," Hyde said..."

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Canadian research shows extreme wildfire weather increasing around the globe Globalnews.ca

"...The research, conducted by Natural Resources Canada and published Thursday in the journal Nature, says rising temperatures and falling humidity are the biggest drivers of the change..."

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Jobs in land use

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Manager, Land Development - City of Regina (Regina, SK)

"...A professional with a proven record of being able to motivate, plan, direct and evaluate people and activities of a broad-based municipal organization. Organizational - Good time and project management skills, ability to prioritize, organize and delegate projects and tasks to meet the departments’ service delivery standards and targets, and defined expectations of senior leadership and Council..."

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Community Wildfire Resiliency Coordinator - City of Port Moody (Port Moody, BC)

"...Coordinate with the Project Committee, City Departments including Environment and Parks, Engineering, Planning and PMFR on the development and delivery of Community Wildfire Protection Plan projects..."

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Wildfire Mitigation Supervisor - Regional District of Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC)

"...The Supervisor will work closely with team members, local authorities, First Nations, industry stakeholders, Fire Chiefs, contractors, elected officials and the public to tailor wildfire management activities to community needs and interests..."

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Senior Land Development Engineer - Tsawwassen First Nation (Tsawwassen, BC)

"...Ability to clearly present written and verbal information, manage complex problems to resolution, and develop effective working relationships with Executive Council, employees, other departments, agencies, the private sector, and the public..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention land use.

Soil School: Evaluating soil health tests

Duration: 10:52

"...How do you measure soil heath? On this episode of RealAgriculture Soil School, OMAFRA soil scientist and land use specialist Dan Saurette joins Bernard Tobin to look at some of the assessment tools available to farmers and the type of insights they provide..."

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062 | At What Temperature Do Forests Stop Absorbing Carbon?

Duration: 38:25

"...Today I speak with environmental scientist Jason Funk, who runs the Land Use and Climate Knowledge Initiative (LUCKI) about the important findings of a paper called "Long-term thermal sensitivity of earth's tropical forests," which looks at whether forests can continue to pull carbon from the atmosphere as temperatures rise..."

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Better Land Use Could Slash US Emissions

Duration: 10:59

"...New research confirms again that nature knows best..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about land use.

Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."

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Soil Health Basics: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Webinar Series, Episode 1

"...If a cotton producer adopts a soil health management system, they will help the cotton industry meet, and exceed, their key performance goals related to increased soil carbon and land use efficiency, and decreased greenhouse gas emissions, soil loss, water use, and energy use..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about land use relevant to the latest news.

Application of GIS Technologies in Sustainable Land Management at Local Level

"...Application and importance of GIS as a tool will be presented through several research studies, namely: soil data of Popovo polje, bonity data of Mostar City, land cover and land use changes of Tuzla City, and application of agroecological zoning of Srebrenik municipality..."

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The health, environmental, and economic dimensions of future dietary transitions in Argentina

"..., GHG emissions, total land occupation, cropland use, fossil energy use, freshwater consumption, and the emission of eutrophying pollutants)..."

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Design of Storm Water Management System for the Water Stressed Areas in Palakkad District

"...Stormwater management systems involve many challenges including flooding and associated property damage, combined sewer over-flows, and poor water quality in surface waters..."

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Impact of Land Use/Land Cover Changes on Climate Change Parameters

"...Urbanization and industrialization are responsible for a variety of environmental issues like air pollution, increased runoff and subsequent flooding, increase in temperature, and deterioration of water quality..."

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Emission Trading System and Forest: Learning from the Experience of New Zealand

"...Finally, carbon forestry has the potential to cause conflict between economic sectors involved in land use and among participating communities..."

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Impact Assessment of Check Dam in the Pappiredipatti Watershed (South India) Using LULC and NDVI Signatures

"...The scarcity of rainfall causes physiognomic changes that can be identified by satellite images with reference to vegetation signature and land use and land cover changes..."

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Development of an SDG interlinkages analysis model at the river basin scale: a case study in the Luanhe River Basin, China

"...Seven broad areas, namely land use and land cover change, climate change, ecosystem services, flood risks, water sector, urbanisation, and energy, were set as the scope of study..."

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Spatio-temporal variations of quality of rainwater and stormwater and treatment of stormwater runoff using sand?gravel filters:

"...Furthermore, the study concludes that the stormwater runoff in Delhi can easily be treated to the desired level of drinking water supply with additional provision of disinfection to narrow down the demand?supply gap for drinking water..."

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Above-ground biomass and high temperatures are more important than productivity for the spatial pattern of bird richness in Sub

"...In South American Subtropical Dry forests, a global deforestation hotspot, this type of research remains poorly explored..."

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Conservation Value and Habitat Diversity of Fluvial Lakes and Gravel Pits in River-Floodplain Systems

"...However, these ecosystems are subjected to various human pressures such as alteration of hydrological regime, artificial land use of the riparian zone, sediment erosion, shoreline modification, and eutrophication in the entire region..."

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Impacts of Consumption and the Role of Business

"...The EU Circular Economy Package is an important lever for policy change, but a specific focus on sufficiency may help guide even more stringent policies to curb unsustainable consumption patterns that are detrimental to the environment and ultimately society itself..."

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The Role of Forests in Climate Change Mitigation: The EU Context

"...Within the land use, land-use change, and forestry (LULUCF) sector, forestry will contribute to this target with CO2 sink, harvested wood products (HWP), and use of wood for material or energy substitution..."

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