BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund – call for member-at-large

October 29, 2020

October 29 The BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund is a $20 million fund established by BC Hydro to support agricultural production and related economic activity in the Peace Region. This fund is governed by a regional decision-making board, responsible for overseeing the management and disbursement of the fund. They are seeking one member-at-large to serve on the board.

To serve as a member-at-large, you must be an agricultural producer who lives in the B.C. Peace Region.

Interested applicants are asked to read the Agricultural Mitigation and Compensation Plan (AMCP) to understand the board member roles. With that background, we ask that those interested in serving on the board provide us (via email to info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca) with detailed answers to the following questions:

1. Where in the B.C. Peace Region do you live and/or have agricultural operations?
2. Do you have operations that are located in the Peace River Valley between the Site C project dam site and Hudson’s Hope?
3. Are you an Indigenous agricultural producer, new agricultural industry entrant, agricultural researcher or a representative of emerging agriculture interests? If yes, please provide a description of your activities.
4. What is your involvement in B.C. Peace Region agricultural production and what would you contribute to the Agricultural Fund board to support Peace Region agriculture?

Letters of endorsement are not required, but applicants may choose to provide a letter to support their application.

Please send an email to info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca indicating your interest in this opportunity and answering the above questions by November 12.

By providing BC Hydro with the above information in your expression of interest, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of this information by BC Hydro for the purposes of establishing the Agricultural Fund board and appointing board members. BC Hydro may disclose your information to the initial six Agricultural Fund board members for the purpose of selecting and appointing the additional four members to the board.

Read the Agricultural Mitigation and Compensation Plan (AMCP) by clicking here.

Visit the BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund program page by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Northern Development Initiative Trust by calling 250-561-2525 or emailing info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca.