Interface Planning Casebook
This Casebook was created to support Planning for the Crown-Settlement Interface Lands, held in Smithers BC during June 16-18, 2010. (Interface Website). The Crown-Settlement Interface is the belt or zone of land on either side of the line of contact between Crown lands on one side and farms or residential subdivisions on the other. A principal purpose of the conference and workshops was to identify and discuss concrete cases within the Interface. Another benefit of the Casebook is that it renders the abstractions of Interface planning discussion available to laypersons in concrete form.
By hosting the Casebook for the Interface conference, Valley Vision makes this valuable information and set of examples available to the Bulkley Valley community. In the Bulkley Valley, the Crown-settlement Interface is the location of significant community assets and presents important planning challenges.
Cases of Problems and Opportunities in Interface Planning
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File 1:
Planning to enhance potential for amenity migration and tourism
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File 2:
PPA (parks and protected areas) – The importance of engaging the public to plan and manage the PPA-Settlement Interface to protect core ecosystems and the benefits derived from them
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File 3:
Lack of comprehensive settlement planning in interface zone of Bulkley Valley
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File 4:
Need to involve settlement-edge local residents in planning forestry at a the local scale within the interface
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File 5:
Planning follow-up to ensure rightful public access to Crown lands along the Interface while discouraging trespass and nuisance
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File 6:
Competing Interests at the Interface
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File 7:
Loss of a hiking and skiing route to the top of Grouse Mountain in Quick due to change of land ownership at the start of the route
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File 8:
Willow Creek Rural Subdivision (Terrace) – Retrofitting planning for fish and wildlife habitat and unstable slopes
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File 9:
A habitat planning map combines approved plans, land-use designations and ecosystem boundaries to provide a valuable reference for integrating biodiversity and habitat information in many forms of planning but it is not being used to its potential.
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File_10:
Rural Strata Subdivisions and Environmentally Sensitive Areas
- Interface Planning Casebook - Case File_11:
Ineffectiveness of legal forestry planning requirements for interface lands. A need for more detailed public contact and involvement.
- Planning Principles:
Generally accepted Canadian planning principles
Case file contributors are asked to identify the planning principles they take to be at stake in the case. View a list of generally accepted planning principles.
How to Contribute a Case
The first 11 case files were contributed by presenters and participants of the June 2010 Planning for the Crown-Settlement Interface Lands conference and workshops. The casebook is now open for contributions from anyone.
If you are aware of an example of a problem with current interface planning, or of an opportunity to improve some aspect of interface planning, please send an email to Webmaster@ValleyVision.ca outlining:
- the features of the case;
- the opportunity for better planning, if you see the case as presenting such an opportunity, or the problem;
- what you take to be potential solutions to the problem you have identified;
- what planning principles you consider to be at stake in the case;
- your name (each case description posted on the Interface Planning Casebook facility will bear the name of the person who contributed it).
Contributions can be written into the email or attached as a Word document. A small picture or PDF file may be included. Case files should normally be 300 words or less in length. Content should be civil and directed towards process or principles rather than persons. Submissions may be edited for grammar and form or authors may be asked to resubmit with revisions.
By contributing material to the Interface Planning Casebook, you are confirming that you wrote it yourself, or copied it from the public domain with appropriate credits. You also agree to allow your contribution to be made available for public viewing on the internet and possible inclusion within one or more publications by the organizers of the June 2010 conference: Planning for the Crown-Settlement Interface Lands.