Develop with Care 2012:
Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural
Land Development in British Columbia


Develop with CareNOTE: Develop with Care 2012: Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia replaces the March 2006 version of Develop with Care. This document has been prepared for use by local government planners, the development community, and others as a comprehensive guide to maintaining environmental values during the development of urban and rural lands. It sets out the program priorities of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Ministry of Environment, and other provincial and federal agencies, promoting ways to retain and create environmental function and resilience as communities grow. It features information on ‘green’ alternatives to typical urban development, riparian protection, climate change, Environmentally Valuable Resources, terms of reference for conducting biological inventories, checklists for streamlining review processes, and much more.

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