Richard Bullock is a Kelowna agriculturalist. He has served as president of the BC Fruit Growers Association, BC Tree Fruits Ltd., and Sunripe Products Ltd. as well as the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. He is also a former chair of the Agricultural Land Commission.
His main point at first was that the governance model for the ALC will be changing much for the better. Currently an individual (like G.A.) can submit an application for a modification of ALR status (e.g. non-farm use, removal). Although it must pass the local government, their tendency is to rubber stamp it and let the ALC decide. When the new legislation passes, only the local government or the Province may make such application, which means that they will be more obliged to solicit popular support and to think through the planning.
What is referred to here as the Middle Shuswap Water Stewards is actually a combination of 2 groups of volunteers calling themselves the Cherryville Water Stewards and the Middle Shuswap & Lumby Water Stewards. The Middle Shuswap watershed stretches from Sugar Lake to Mabel Lake, and encompasses all the tributaries sampled by these groups.
Analysis of the samples gathered by these volunteers is funded by the Regional District of North Okanagan.