Killam Graduate Student Award
By Ethan on April 30, 2014
Congratulations to Bryanna Thiel, MSc student, Soil Science, on receiving the 2013/14 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.
Bill 24 – Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act: Undermining BC’s food security
By agricola3 on April 12, 2014
Following hot on the heels of the controversial Park Amendment Act (Bill 4), the BC government has introduced another bill that would open up some of the province’s most publicly valuable lands – in this case, its farmlands – to industrial development.
Soil Science experts concerned over proposed Bill 24 changes to the ALR
By agricola3 on April 11, 2014
April 8, 2014 News Release In an Open Letter to the Premier, a group of experienced soil science professionals has expressed concern regarding the scientific basis and justification for proposed changes to the provincial Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and the provincial Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). Under Bill 24, which was recently introduced in the Legislature, […]
Coalition of experts condemns Bill 24 changes to Agricultural Land Reserve in letter to premier
By agricola3 on April 9, 2014
Bill 24 will turn back the clock on farmland protection and put at risk the vast majority of higher-class land in B.C., 13 soil experts warn Tuesday in a letter to Premier Christy Clark. The group has “serious concerns over the substantial change in direction embodied in Bill 24,” which would “restore the situation province-wide […]
Press Release: Losing Ground on the ALR
By agricola3 on April 3, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, B.C. –Concerns about the future of the Agricultural Land Reserve in BC were highlighted at a March 29th workshop hosted by the Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS), a non-profit organization for professionals and students in the field of soil science and land resource management. Themed on the intergenerational transfer […]
2015 – The International Year of Soils
By Ethan on March 4, 2013
The Global Soil Partnership of the FAO declares 2015 the International Year of Soils. We’ll keep you updated about related news and events.