ALR stands for Agricultural Land Reserve. Created in April 1973, this sets aside the province's most valuable agricultural lands for farming. 4,709,676 ha, or 5% of BC is designated as being in the ALR.
The following are the land uses permitted in the ALR according to the Agricultural Land Commission Act:
Non-conforming land uses and subdivisions of property can be requested through an application process. Exclusion of land from the ALR can also be applied for, although the process is lengthy and involves procedural requirements such as public hearings.
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