Public Participation

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PublicParticipationLac La Biche County believes in providing the public with opportunities to be engaged in important decisions that affect the community. Public engagement happens every day, with the County providing information and stakeholders providing feedback.

Public participation takes this a step further. Public participation happens when we ask stakeholders to provide input before we make a decision. We use this public input to make decisions that are informed, sustainable and in the best interests of our community.

Our Public Participation Policy outlines how we identify needs for public input, appropriate consultation levels and more. Click here to read our policy.

Current public participation opportunities:

Environmental Reserve Bylaw

Environmental reserves are lands set aside to protect bodies of water and shorelines. They act as "buffer zones" between private property and delicate shoreline environments, so they should not be disturbed or altered. The County has drafted a new Environmental Reserve Bylaw, with the goal of setting clear rules for educating residents, encouraging compliance and dealing with unauthorized activities and encroachments.

Survey on environmental reserve and riparian area use. We are gathering from information from County residents, to get an overall picture of environmental reserve use and gauge residents' attitudes towards environmental reserves and riparian areas. Click here to take the survey.

Environmental Reserve Bylaw open house - Thursday, June 20, 2019
Join us in the Devon Room at the Bold Center from 5-8 p.m. and share your thoughts on the draft Environmental Reserve Bylaw. Click here to read the draft bylaw.