Tree Management Bylaw & Soils Management Bylaw

We are seeking public input into the preliminary drafts of the Tree Management Bylaw & Soils Management Bylaw. 

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The preliminary drafts of the Tree and Soils Bylaws require amendments to related District bylaws. Links to all relevant bylaws are noted here:

The District of Squamish identified trees and soils management as a strategic priority and action item in the 2016 Council Strategic Plan.

On March 7 staff presented an update to Council on the preliminary draft Tree Management Bylaw and preliminary draft Soils Management Bylaw (currently combined in a single Site Alteration Bylaw) for discussion and direction.

The objectives of these bylaws are to protect and maintain the integrity of green infrastructure and sensitive ecosystems, and prevent their degradation through the regulation of activities which may impact them.

The new bylaws provide an opportunity to update and improve the tools through which the District regulates trees and soils throughout the community. They also provide clear guidelines and requirements and establish a fee structure and framework to ensure adequate resourcing is in place to administer the bylaw and uphold the standards therein.

Public input opportunities

The District is now seeking your feedback on the preliminary drafts to enable further refinement to the bylaws. Staff will report the public feedback and the final proposed bylaws to Council in the fall.

As the bylaws impact all our community, we would like to share and get your feedback on their proposed content.

Please visit our online survey to provide your input. The survey will close June 30.  

Meanwhile, please send us your comments in the box below.

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