Final Report April 14, 2010.
Prepared for Similkameen Valley Planning Society by Glorioso, Moss and Associates.
From the Executive Summary:
"The project used a multiple scenario strategic planning approach. It identified and assessed the Valley‘s human and physical resources for achieving the above mission, along with key factors outside the Valley likely to impact the mission. Using these external factors, four alternative future scenarios were formulated for approximately the 2011-2040 time period. From them the Valley residents chose the one they considered most likely to unfold (Scenario B: Gradual Shift). Although Valley residents have limited control over the unfolding of this scenario, a well-crafted and skilfully executed strategy can influence its effects. The scenario is driven by two societal forces 1) a decreasing local role in public policy decision-making for sustainability; and 2) an increasing demand for places rich in natural and socio-cultural amenities."