Xwisten Highest and Best Use Study

Xwisten Highest and Best Use Study Date: 2017 EcoPlan worked with Lillooet Salish Enterprises to conduct a Highest and Best Use (HBU) study for three properties that they own in Lillooet BC, including two commercial and one multi-purpose industrial site. The study included an economic base analysis of the Lillooet area, site analysis for each of the […]

Okanagan Valley Interegional Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

Okanagan Valley Interegional Monitoring and Evaluation Framework Date: 2015-2017 The State of the Basin Report is the product of an interregional initiative to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework intended to track progress on matters which are important to the Okanagan Valley as a whole. EcoPlan International (EPI) was contracted to support and work with staff from the Regional […]

Mt. Currie Active Transportation Plan

Mt. Currie Active Transportation Plan Date: 2009 EcoPlan worked with a multi-stakeholder community group representing Elders, senior staff and community workers to develop an Active Transportation Strategy for the community of Mt. Currie in southwestern BC. The project included a structured decision-making process in which the stakeholder group identified and ranked community health and mobility […]

Local Economic Development for Yukon Elected Officials

Local Economic Development for Yukon Elected Officials Date: 2016 EcoPlan developed a Local Economic Development for Yukon Elected Officials for Yukon Economic Development to increase the understanding and awareness of local economic development planning methods and processes. The action-oriented session takes participants through a series of structured activities so that be the end of the […]

Lac La Hache Official Community Plan Review and Update

Lac La Hache Official Community Plan Review and Update Date: 2015-? EcoPlan was retained to support the Arlington Group in an update of the Lac La Hache Area Official Community Plan. Being a small rural community with an influx of seasonal residents, effective public consultation has a high priority in this process – including well-timed […]

Kalyna Country Tourism Strategy

Kalyna Country Tourism Strategy Date: 2009-2010 EcoPlan was engaged to identify and assess tourism opportunities in the rural Kalyna Country region of Alberta. The project began with an inventory of existing tourism resources, current market trends, and existing strengths and weaknesses. A multi‐stakeholder decision process was used to determine priorities and objectives for tourism development. […]

Informed Decision Making: The Interaction Between Sustainable Maternity Care Services and Community

Informed Decision Making: The Interaction Between Sustainable Maternity Care Services and Community Date: 2007-2008 EcoPlan worked with BC’s Northern Health Authority in the development of a decision tool for rural maternity care. The project identified a full range of stakeholders, criteria, objectives and alternatives to deliver effective and appropriate maternity care throughout the predominantly rural […]

Experience the Gulf Islands Concept Plan

Experience the Gulf Islands Concept Plan Date: 2016 EcoPlan supported the development of Experience the Gulf Islands, a unique inter-island community tourism strategy for the Southern Gulf Islands (Galiano, Mayne, North and South Pender, Salt Spring, Saturna).  Using community, partner, and stakeholder input, the structured, strategic plan built on existing island tourism and community initiatives […]

Electoral Area “F” OCP Update

Electoral Area “F” OCP Update Date: 2017+ EcoPlan is working with a larger project team that includes the Arlington Group on an update of the Official Community Plan for Electoral Area “F” in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS). The project will include a technical review of hazard conditions in the West Bench area adjacent […]

B.E.A.T. Neighbourhood Assessment Tool

B.E.A.T. Neighbourhood Assessment Tool Date: 2009 EcoPlan developed a Built Environment and Active Transportation (B.E.A.T.) Neighbourhood Assessment tool to help local governments, community organizations and individuals understand how built environments impact active transportation in their neighbourhoods – both urban and rural. The tool facilitates the assessment of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, roads and parking, trails, […]

Xwisten Health and Safety Policy Manual

Xwisten Health and Safety Policy Manual Date: 2015-2016 First Nations operations and businesses are complex in terms of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), as there are overlapping OHS regulations (federal and provincial) that apply. Xwísten’s situation wasfurther complicated in that their business and government operations were extremely varied (including office work, construction, forestry, firefighting,health care, […]

Snohomish, Washington Watershed Plan

Snohomish, Washington Watershed Plan Date: 1991 EcoPlan provided support to a major public process devoted to developing a watershed plan for Snohomish Basin, which includes Seattle, Everett and many outlying rural communities. EcoPlan initially provided training to staff in the use of decision-aiding tools and public process alternatives. Following this, EcoPlan provided on-going consulting support, […]

Living Coast Lodge Economic Feasibility Study

Living Coast Lodge Economic Feasibility Study Date: 2000 EcoPlan provided the Business Development Bank of Canada with a market and financial feasibility analysis and management review for a world-class ecotourism lodge to be developed by the Balaklava Development Corporation (BDC) on Balaklava Island, northwest of Port Hardy, BC. The detailed analysis included a comprehensive market […]

Malcolm Island Economic Development Strategy

Malcolm Island Economic Development Strategy Date: 2013 to 2014 Building on the work done over the previous two years by the community, EcoPlan worked with the residents of Sointula and Malcolm Island to develop a community economic development strategy.  The island’s reliance on shrinking and volatile resource industries (fishing and forestry) have led to significant changes in […]

Electoral Area “D-1” OCP Update

Client: Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Date: 2014-2016 EcoPlan led a larger project team that includes the Arlington Group on an update of the Official Community Plan for Electoral Area “D-1” in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS). With a small and highly dispersed rural population, the project employed a range of engagement techniques to ensure the […]

Port Alice Economic Development Strategy

Client: Village of Port Alice Date: 2015-2016 Following the curtailment of the town’s major employer, Port Alice began working with EcoPlan on a community-driven economic development strategy. The strategy, called ‘Port of Potential‘ by the community,  focuses on opportunities for diversifying the local economy in ways that align with local values, skills and realistic opportunities.  The final plan […]

Coastal Guardian Watchmen Program

Program Evaluation: The Business Case for the Coastal Guardian Watchmen Program A business case was conducted by EcoPlan International (EPI) provide a single metric (in this business case - dollars ($)) to help clarify the magnitude and significance of the total value generated by the Coastal Guardian Watchmen programs. This business case differs from conventional [...]

Tla’amin First Nation Land Use Plan

Tla’amin First Nation Land Use Plan 2010 Planning Institute of British Columbia Award for Excellence in Planning Located north of Powell River, BC, the Tla’amin First Nation (formerly Sliammon) is a dynamic community poised to become the next First Nation to sign a final Treaty with the provincial and federal governments. EcoPlan worked with the [...]

KHFN Comprehensive Community Plan

Moving From Crisis to Hope: KHFN Comprehensive Community Plan 2007 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Planning Excellence in Rural/Small Town Planning Planning Institute of British Columbia 2007 Award for Excellence in Planning EcoPlan coordinated a community-based project to establish a Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) for the Kwicksutaineuk Ah‐kwaw‐ah‐mish First Nations. The CCP was the [...]