WSABC Position Paper on Crown Lease Sales

In May of 2002 Land and Water British Columbia (LAWBC) announced a proposal to offer for sale approximately 155 recreational and commercial crown leases located throughout the highlands surrounding the Okanagan Valley. The majority of these leases are located next to relatively low volume drinking water reservoirs. The WSABC is opposed to the sale of these lands and this position paper provides the rationale for this opposition.