WSABC position statement on crown leases

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 in June of 2002 issued a position paper providing the rationale for this opposition (see below). With the crown lease sales issue still unresolved in 2009 the Association updated that position paper. In the fall of 2010 the Province announced they were no longer planning the sale of these lots.