UPDATE: if you missed this event, the recording of the Density Donation and Land Stewardship webinar is available on the ITC site.

Housing, density transfers, land stewardship… they all interact and there are few issues on Gabriola that get people so roused. So what are the options? Check out this upcoming Density Donation and Land Stewardship webinar on Tuesday, February 22nd (7 – 8:30 pm) to learn more about what they are and how they work.

From the webinar materials:

Gabriola Island is home to over 4,000 humans and countless species of plants and animals. While real estate prices soar, only 12% of the island is protected from development–nowhere near what is required to protect ecological diversity. At the same time, with affordable rental housing almost non-existent on this island, over 52% of renters spend over 30% of their income on shelter costs. It is everyone’s responsibility to protect the land from irreparable harm and promote equitable use. There is no cookie-cutter approach to ensure a sustainable supply of affordable housing AND environmental protection.So we’re trying something a little different…

The Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee (Islands Trust) has partnered with the Islands Trust Conservancy, Gabriola Island Lands and Trails Trust (GALTT) and Gabriola Island Land Stewards Society (GILSS) to host a webinar showcasing four distinct options for Gabriola residents to manage their own land to increase opportunities for affordable housing, environmental protection, and broad community benefits. The webinar will include 8 minute presentations from each of the four partner organizations’ pitching their unique program details. A lively Question and Answer session will follow.

Tags: , , , , , Categories: ConservationPublished On: February 19, 2022

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