A streamside protection regulation is being developed under Section 12 of the Fish Protection Act (FPA), which will require local governments to protect streamside areas according to management objectives such as mandatory setbacks. It is anticipated that the streamside policy directives could call for a range of approaches from requiring development free areas (where riparian areas are intact or have a high potential for restoration) to vegetation, soil and impervious surface management approaches (in areas where riparian areas have been altered by existing subdivision and development). Some members of the public have called upon the government to compensate them if the regulation results in restrictions on the use of their land.
Riparian Protection and Compensation - Fish Protection Act
Fish Protection Act, Riparian, Setbacks, FPA,
January 1, 1999
West Coast Environmental Law