OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ABOUT PROPOSED UPDATES TO THE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN
PROPOSED UPDATES WOULD ADD GREAT BLUE HERON NEST TREES TO THE BALD EAGLE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AREA, INCREASE CLARITY OF DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES.
The City of Campbell River is requesting public input on proposed updates to the Official Community Plan (OCP). The revisions would update the Bald Eagle Nest Tree Development Permit Area (DPA) to include Great Blue Heron nest trees as well as add clarity to the types of mitigation activities that would be required when developing near eagle or heron nest trees.
The City first asked for public feedback in November 2021, using an online survey and a virtual public meeting. Further public input will be gathered at an additional virtual meeting on Mar. 17, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This virtual session will address the top questions and comments that we’ve heard so far.
“People in the community have told us they find value in sharing our coast with the Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons that live and nest here,” said Terri Martin, environmental specialist. “Before any changes are made to the City’s Development Permit Guidelines, this additional consultation process will allow citizens and professionals to ask questions and get clarification on what the proposed updates might mean for their property as well as the eagles and herons”.
Interested citizens can visit the City’s website, where a list of FAQs provides more details about the proposed changes. A list of links below the FAQs allows you to search for your property on an interactive map that also shows Great Blue Heron and Bald Eagle nest tree locations. A marked-up version of the proposed amendments is also available.
Register online for the virtual information session on Mar. 17.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments about the proposed amendments.
Contact: Terri Martin, Environmental Specialist | 250-286-5711 |Terri.Martin@campbellriver.ca
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