Available Farmland in the Agricultural Land Reserve

In 1973, the Provincial government established the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) to protect quality farmland. Although land in the ALR is protected, non-farming uses, such as golf courses, parkland, utilities, and industrial space can encroach on farmland. The percentage of Surrey's ALR that is available for farming is a measure of how well farmland is being maintained, and it is the City's policy to see no net loss in agricultural land over time. Data source: BC Ministry of Agriculture.

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Last Updated January 29, 2020, 12:42 (PST)
First Published Date March 21, 2014
Maintainer Sustainability Office
Data Update Frequency Yearly