Province hailed as ‘biodiversity heroes’ in Sea to Sky 

LRMP recognizes cultural, wildland and parks value in 50 per cent of land


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"It's also allowed us to move forward, I think, in other areas in terms of: we've learned how to talk to each other, we've learned how to come to mutual agreement and good decisions," he said. "And when we look at other challenging files, whether it's resorts or IPPs or other sorts of changes on the landscape, it's created a place where we can go have that dialogue and a discussion that usually is fruitful."

This story, said Zeidler, is a story to be told to the world. He urged Whistler staff to think about it as they work to showcase Whistler's 2010 Biodiversity Challenge during the 2010 Games, as a partner with the United Nations in the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.

"I'm a little bit concerned that our approach... is just very, very Whistler-centric," Zeidler said to staff at the last council meeting.

"Biodiversity does not stop at the Resort Municipality of Whistler boundaries.

"Let's showcase what's real."



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