Dialogue asks how to balance land use along Fraser River

There is only so much land in the Fraser River basin, and it’s facing increasing pressures.

Experts are coming together for a panel discussion Nov. 6 on how to balance industrial, agricultural, environmental and recreational uses of land in the Fraser River basin.

Stephen Bruyneel, executive director of the Fraser River Discovery Centre, that’s hosting the event, said they’re holding the dialogue to discuss best ways to move forward.

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“The Fraser River and the land around it is used by industry, fish and wildlife and, increasingly, the general public, to walk, bike and even live beside,” he said.“But balancing these different land uses is no easy matter.”

The panel features four men:

  • Marc Ballard, manager of real estate for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Kirk Miller, former chair of the Agricultural Land Commission
  • Alan Martin, director of strategic initiatives for the BC Wildlife Federation
  • Bruce Hemstock, who was the lead developer of Pier Park

The dialogue beings at 6:30 p.m. at the Fraser River Discovery Centre, and tickets cost $25.

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