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Glossary > Learning Resources > Valley Vision

Valley Vision | towards a comprehensive vision for the future of the Bulkley Valley


The glossary will include more terms and acronyms as soon as we get to them.


FSP = Forest Stewardship Plan
GIS = Geographic Information Support
LRMP = Land and Resource Management Plan
OCP = Official Community Plan
TSA = Timber Supply Area

Can’t find it here? Check out the Ministry of Forests and Range Glossary.


Amenity migrants — people who choose to move to rural
communities or the surrounding areas for perceived or actual environmental and/or social benefits.
Read more … An Introduction to Amenity Migration by Leah Sungaila on page 11 of Smithers Symposium on Mountain Community Development, 2005

Planning means the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of urban and rural communities. Canadian Institute of Planners
In Valley Vision, the focus is currently on land planning for people and the environment. (Fee free to suggest a more appropriate definition.)

Official Community Plan (OCP) An OCP is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management, within the area covered by the plan, respecting the purposes of local government. (From the website of the Local Government Department of the BC Ministry of Community Services. )

Timber Supply Area (TSA) is an administrative area designated under section 7 of the Forest Act. TSAs have an allowable annual cut intended to provide a sustainable flow of timber to timber harvesting tenures. All areas outside of parks are designated as either TSA or tree farm licence.
There are three TSAs covering the Bulkley Valley: Kispiox TSA, Bulkley TSA and Morice TSA. The following image is from a provincial map of administrative areas distributed by the Ministry of Forests and Range.
Timber supply areas covering the Bulkley Valley

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