Is there anything I can do?

 

“What you permit, you promote.
What you allow, you encourage.
What you condone, you own.”

~Michelle Malkin.

 

 

  WordPress has a daily prompt proferring words upon which a story or report may unfold. The Daily prompt for the day this story was written happened to be “permit” which is the segway into the afforestation area, and what is permitted.

Thank you kindly for your visit.  This post has been revised.  Recently a comment came forward “If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

What is it that others can do?  Take action in order that the afforestation areas a/ become a part of municipal reserve and b/ become a part of park space.

This  concept is the first step of progress for the afforestation areas.  The long range planners are formally cognizant of the larger picture, the view that not even any single stakeholder is aware of.  The long range planners can do wonders in their planning, if everything falls into place.  However a puzzle cannot be completed with puzzle pieces missing.

Is there anything I can do?
Is there anything I can do?

That which is missing is the wherewithal that the long range planners require in order to their job with knowledge and good judgement.  Wherewithal; means or supplies for the purpose or need, especially money.

How do the City of Saskatoon long range planners identify social, economic and environmental goals?
The City of Saskatoon sees a projected population of about 344,000 by 2035, and between 406,000 to 496,000 for the Saskatoon census management area. Of this identified growth, the demographics and population statistics are also factored in for the next 20 years. There is understanding about the population diversity youth, young adults, middle-aged, and elderly residents. Growing forward identifies the complexity of issues between diverse interests, and are excited to discuss community expectations, and priorities. {Source}

“Growing in a smart and sustainable way starts with putting people at the centre of planning,” says Randy Grauer, the City’s General Manager of Community Services. “Growth isn’t just about expanding our footprint, it’s about expanding economic, social, cultural and educational opportunities for everyone… when quality of life leads planning, cities become great places to live.”

Long range planners work directly with the community in conjunction with City of Saskatoon staff and City council. Planners are up to date on new developments in other cities, seek guidance from the City of Saskatoon Strategic Action Plan, and are conversant with the bylaws, environmental regulations, and zoning related ordinances. Community values guide the long range planners as they employ a diverse range of professional services hiring consultants where necessary, and seeking advice from City departments such as the urban forestry program, emergency services, finance, recreation and culture, community support, environmental health, public works, infrastructure and transportation for example. Alongside this, long range planners work in partnership with developers, government partners, political representatives, contractors, city council, legal counsel as well community partners for business and neighbourhood development.

How can long range planners negotiate all these various inputs, resolve conflicts, develop and lead successful collaborative processes and procedures? It is indeed complicated, but with knowledge, wisdom, and foresight, long range planners have served the city of Saskatoon well with analysis of inputs, and support in the preparation of studies, plans, and reports. Long range planners implement all these exciting, and emerging viewpoints in a broad framework encompassing the larger picture and bear in mind how the delivery of such a plan will be of a benefit to all as Saskatoon grows, evolves and changes. With teamwork, leadership, and great community stakeholder collaboration the long range planners improve the quality of life for Saskatoon residents.

It’s an amazing and complicated position which champions for the city of Saskatoon;
Continuous Improvement
Asset and Financial Sustainability
Quality of Life
Environmental Leadership
Sustainable Growth
Moving Around
Economic Diversity and Prosperity

Responding to the comment again; “If there is anything I can do, please let me know.”  What is it that others can do?

Assist in the process which enables the

  1. afforestation areas to  become a part of municipal reserve
  2. afforestation areas to become a part of city park space.

It is only with this visualization that the needs of a variety of stakeholders will be met, illegal trespass are mitigated and the long range planners can do their job, and create a city of Saskatoon which is truly amazing.  It is only when the afforestation areas become municipal reserve and a part of city park space that the long range planners have the wherewithal; means or supplies for the purpose or need, especially money to embrace the afforestation areas.

Contact the city of Saskatoon to promote this process;

municipal reserve and park space for the afforestation areas.

“When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” Steve Jobs

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Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
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Contact the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)”.  Post to MVA 402 Third Avenue South Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G5  Please and thank you!

Membership in the Saskatoon Nature Society  “supports nature conservation projects and [the society] is an active advocate for the preservation of plant and animal habitats”.

Please contemplate joining the SOS Elms coalition ~ an active group interested in forest management~ or make a donation to “Save our Saskatchewan” [SOS] Elms ~ leave a message to support the afforestation area  😉

1./ Learn.

2./ Experience

3./ Do Something: ***

 I believe with Ruskin, that I must be just to the Earth beneath my feet, to the neighbour by my side, and to the Light that comes from above and within that this wonderful world of ours may be a little more beautiful and happy from my having lived in it. Richard St. Barbe Baker

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Over Thirty eight billion dollars.

What is the value of trees?  Do trees have an economic value to the city of Saskatoon?

“A large, healthy tree can be valued as high as $16,000, a city report says. The same report estimates Saskatoon’s elm trees, on both private and public property, are worth at least $500 million. “(Tank, 2017)

In 1972, Saskatoon’s park and recreation board has “ventured into a massive project of planting 200,000 trees for local parks on 600 acres of land south of Diefenbaker Park and south of the CNR station.”(Cronkite, 1972)

What would 200,000 trees x $16,000 calculate to?  Three billion two hundred million dollars ($3,200,000,000) is the net worth of the mature trees on the afforestation areas.  This figure does not include the new tree growth or native growth such as Trembling Aspen and shrubbery which are also coming along in the afforestation areas.

James Wood, president of the SOS (Save our Saskatchewan) Elms Coalition Inc. says that, “Trees are very important to Saskatoon people historically.” (Tank, 2018)

Saskatoon was a pioneer leading the way in afforestation in 1972.  “Afforestation and reforestation projects help mitigate climate change, increase the resilience of local communities, produce numerous sustainable development co benefits, and capitalize on the synergies among the Rio Conventions, helping also to combat desertification and preserve biodiversity” Christiana Figueres UNFCCC (2013)

If the value of a mature tree 50 years old is taken at $193,250, then what are the afforestation areas consisting of 200,000 mature trees planted in 1972 worth to the City of Saskatoon?  The trees in the afforestation area are 44 years old, so in the year 2022, 200,000  * $193,250 works out to a figure of thirty eight billion six hundred fifty three million ($38,653,000,000) or roughly thirty nine billion dollars.  The value is actually much, much more than this if the entirety of the afforestation area of 2018 is factored in including trees not afforested in 1972 such as the trees already existing on the property,  new sapling growth, the mature Trembling Aspen groves, buffaloberry and snowberry bushes which have accumulated in the afforestation area.

Of concern to all! A tree is worth $193,250

According to Professor T.M.Das of the University of Calcutta. A tree living for 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of $31,250, recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth $31,250. This figure does not include the value of fruits, lumber or beauty derived from trees. Just another sensible reason to take care of our forests. (Update forestry)

On average, each Elm Tree provides the City of Saskatoon, overall benefits of: $257 every year.

One Elm tree will reduce atmospheric carbon by 1,506 pounds (0.753 tons) at a “carbon price of $50/ton”  How many mature trees are in the afforestation areas?   Over 200,000.  Perhaps each various species will remove about this many tons of carbon, the savings to the City of Saskatoon every year in carbon sequestration is seven million five hundred thirty thousand dollars $7,530,000.

The National Tree Calculator states that ” Most car owners of an “average” car (mid-sized sedan) drive 12,000 miles generating about 11,000 pounds of CO2 every year.”  Saskatoon’s census metropolitan area population on the 2016 census was 295,095.   

Fines are imposed in Saskatoon for” unauthorized excavations, removal, relocation, pruning or damage in part of whole of existing trees”, and this is covered under City Council Policy, #C09-011 entitled “Trees on Public Property” (1989) or the Parks Bylaw #7667.  These bylaws have a formula for a city appraiser to calculate the value of trees as it is recognized that “trees on City property are “living” assets owned by the City of Saskatoon and maintained as a legacy for the citizens of Saskatoon. ”

The afforestation areas are not in municipal reserve placed before the city by former city councillor Pat Lorje April 25, 2016, and reviewed May 39, 2017.   As the afforestation areas are not a part of the city’s urban reserves, nor do the afforestation areas belong to city’s park space inventory there is no funding available by any city department.

That although there is some monetary value to the afforestation areas, these facts remain;

  • Nothing is financed, nor planned for the general public in regards to an urban regional park as the afforestation areas are NOT in municipal reserve, and not in city park space.
  • Nothing is similarly in the long range planning in terms of curbing the illegal activity, and illegal trespass which have gone on for years, in the forms of fencing or gates to prevent access by motorized vehicle.  The afforestation areas belong to land bank, and as such there is NO  money that the city can allocate to the afforestation areas for any purpose whatsoever.
  • Nothing is in the planning stages for erecting signs so that the vacant looking lands are defined as city owned lands, as there is no money allocated for the afforestation areas.
  • The afforestation areas named as urban regional parks in 1979 by city council only and not by the parks department.  The afforestation areas belong to land bank,  they are NOT in municipal reserve, and not in city park space.
  • The afforestation areas were ‘preserved in perpetuity’ on paper by city council in 1972 and not in real life as has been evident by the several community volunteer clean ups removing huge amounts of trash and the ‘George Genereux” afforestation area which has received no clean up at all.
  • There have been grass fires in the afforestation areas over the years, and two massive grass fires at the nearby “Buck’s auto parts” requring fire protective services from both the City of Saskatoon and the RM of Corman Park 344.  If a grass fire gets away and becomes a forest fire in the afforestation area, it would have devastating consquences for the neighbouring residents of Cedar Villa Estates, and for those train cars carrying flammable goods in the adjacent CN Chappell Yards Train station.  There is NO funding to fill in the existing large fire hole built to burn wood pallets for campfire parties, or convert it to a fire pit of city or provincial standards.  As you will see on reading this article, there is no funding for signs in regards to any fires in the afforestation areas.
  • The city and the MVA have the opportunity to follow up on Truth and Reconciliation for our first nations peoples of Saskatoon. “We respectfully acknowledge that the afforestation areas exist upon Treaty 6 territory and the traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people”. However, as the afforestation areas are not part of a municipal reserve, there is NO carry through to protect, conserve, or take care of take care of the riparian woodlands, wetlands, or grasslands of the afforestation areas in any planning at all.

Is it really true that nothing can be done?

Bibliography

Barrett, Brett. City investigating unauthorized tree removal near River Valley. Global News.  May 5, 2014

Census 2016: Saskatoon third-fastest growing city in Canada.  The Canadian Press.  February 8, 2017

City of Saskatoon. Trees. Protect Saskatoon Trees

City of Saskatoon.  Tree Protection Policy.

Cronkite, Kathy.  Green Survival  War against ecology abuse.  1972

Emad, Eric.  Determine the value of a tree.  2018 Penton Media Inc

Illegal Tree Removal could Mean Stiffer Fines.  Turf and Rec.  June 14, 2017

Update What is the value of a tree? Update Forestry Michigan State University. republished 2018 Stack Exchange Inc;

Levy, Bryn.  Neighbours angry after city trees cut down. 650 CKOM.April 24, 2017.

Neilson, Anne Sofie Elberg, Andrew J. Plantinga, and Ralph J. Alig.  New Cost Estimates for Carbon Sequestration Through Afforestation in the United States.  United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service NW-GTR-888  March 2014 ” carbon price of $50/ton”

The National Tree Benefit Calculator Casey Trees and Davey Tree Expert Co.

New Trees planted in Regina’s Victoria Park.  CBC News.  April 23, 2017

April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 report.  Society to prevent Dutch Elm Disease. “According 1999 tree inventory and value calculation at that time, AB has an estimated 750,000 mature elm trees. A total of 250,000 elms, valued at $700 million dollars”

Tank, Phil. City considers restricting private tree removal in Saskatoon Saskatoon Star Phoenix. January 15, 2018

Tank, Phil.  Higher fines, business ban considered for illegal tree removal   Saskatoon StarPhoenix. June 14, 2017

Saskatchewan Judge uses fines to chop illegal tree harvesters down to size.  CTV News.  November 12, 2014

Tree Protection Fact Sheet.  City of Saskatoon

 

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com

Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map

Facebook: StBarbeBaker

Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

Facebook: South West Off Leash Recreation Area SW OLRA

Pinterest richardstbarbeb

Tagged Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

Twitter: St Barbe Baker

Contact the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)”.  Post to MVA 402 Third Avenue South Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G5  Please and thank you!

Membership in the Saskatoon Nature Society  “supports nature conservation projects and [the society] is an active advocate for the preservation of plant and animal habitats”.

Please contemplate joining the SOS Elms coalition ~ an active group interested in forest management~ or make a donation to “Save our Saskatchewan” [SOS] Elms ~ leave a message to support the afforestation area  😉

1./ Learn.

2./ Experience

3./ Do Something: ***

 

 

 

 

Municipal Reserve

Notice of Meeting –

RE: Inquiry Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

 

There are two kinds of light – the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.  ~James Thurber

Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services meeting:

Re: Inquiry – Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (File No. CK. 4000-1)

Monday, August 14, 2017

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: City of Saskatoon Council Chamber

Main Floor, City Hall

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.  ~Annie Dillard

If you wish to speak to the Committee or provide comments regarding this matter, you are required to submit a letter to the City Clerks Office. Letters must be received online at Write letter to committees by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting, or delivered in writing to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. of the business day preceding the meeting. You are asked to limit your comments to five minutes. Please include your mailing address in your submission.

In the first flush of youth our imaginative faculties are very active. In childhood we rove through Fairyland and play with the little elves; in youth the tiny elves have grown up to be nymphs of our own size and age, and from the summer moonlight we step into the rosy dawn, all fragrant and lightsome, with a glamour over everything which is delicious to our senses. By-and-by, as youth falls from us, we step out from the glades and meadows into the dry and dusty highway of life.” ~ Hume Nisbet

For more information:

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the Meewasin Valley Authority as the MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .
Twitter: St Barbe Baker

“Man must resuscitate his planet with trees, his heart with faith.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker

 

Municipal Reserve and park space

The Honourable Pat Lorje, Councillor Ward 2 City of Saskatoon
City of Saskatoon
Council Enquiry April 25, 2016
The Richard St. Barbe Afforestation Area is an urban forest in the south-west section of the city. I believe is is all within the current boundaries of the City of Saskatoon, and that a portion of it may fall within the MVA jurisdiction. It is south of the CN Freight Yards, and near Ducks Unlimited Chappell Marsh, and Cedar Villa Estates. Unfortunately, it is also close to the city landfill.
This naturalized forest was planted by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department in the early 1970’s. Several groups currently use it, including the Fat Bikers Club (the Fatlanders), as well as a group of BMX enthusiasts who were apparently given permission by the city to use the area some twenty years ago. There are also numerous on-leash dog walkers and other people who merely want to stroll in nature on the edge of the city. It is also home to many animals.
The Montogmery Community Association has tried to pick up some of the garbage in the forest, but since there are at least 20 large truckloads of garbage that has been abandoned there by people who bypass the city landfill, this is an almost herculean task.
Will the Administration please report on the following matters with respect to the Richard St. Barbe Afforestation Area:
  1. Can/will it be declared Municipal Reserve and added to the city’s park space inventory?
  2. What measures can be taken in both the short term (since there is no current budget for this) and the long term to enclose the area in order to prevent unlawful dumping of garbage and trespass by motorized vehicles, including snowmobiles and ATVs? This could include measures such as strategically-placed boulder, gates and fencing.
  3. Can/will the city provide resources to pick up the accumulated garbage in the area? This could be accomplished by either city crews picking up this garbage, or by giving assistance for landfill tipping fees for community volunteers to start the clean-up of this significant urban asset.
  4. What plans are there to consult with community groups, stakeholders and adjacent residents to develop a possible program for the area including the South West Concept Plan development?

JackRabbit

Now it is time to explore what is a municipal dedicated land?

“Dedicated lands are for parks, open space and other public amenities. There are four types: buffer strips, environmental reserves, municipal reserves, and walkways. Any person subdividing land must provide, without compensation, dedicated lands to the municipality in which the land is located…

Municipal reserves may be used for open space, parks, recreation facilities, public buildings, schools, natural areas, and horticultural or agricultural uses. The land may be leased for any of the permitted uses, or for buildings or facilities owned by charitable corporations. Municipalities and school divisions may negotiate agreements for the joint use and maintenance of municipal reserves (s. 192, Act & s. 6, Regulations).

The location and suitability of land to be dedicated as municipal reserve is subject to the approval of the Director of Community Planning or any council or authority that has been declared an approving authority pursuant to the Act (s. 186, Act). New municipal reserves are to be identified on survey plans as Municipal Reserve MR#.

Every subdivision for residential purposes must designate 10% of its gross area as municipal reserve; for other subdivisions 5%. The gross area includes all the proposed lots, parcels, streets, and lanes, and the remainder of the land being subdivided if it cannot be further subdivided. (Government of Sk. 2007.)”

“As per the Planning and Development Act, 10% of this neighbourhood [the University Heights Suburban Development Area]is dedicated to Municipal Reserve(COS 2009.) “Use of Public/Municipal Reserve – Public and Municipal Reserve land shall be used only for public parks and recreation purposes(COS 1989). ” “Dedicated Lands – Parcels of land dedicated as buffer strips, environmental reserves, municipal reserves, public reserves and walkways(City of Sasktoon, 1996).  .  Environmental reserve land is not included in the total amount of land dedicated as public or municipal reserve, but is a separate dedicated City land holding.(City of Saskatoon.  1989)

According Chapter P-13.2* of the Statutes of Saskatchewan, 2007 (effective March 21, 2007)” c.P-13.2, s.191.
Use of municipal reserve, public reserve 192(1) Subject to subsection (2), a public reserve or a municipal reserve is only to be used for: (a) a public park or buffer strip; (b) a public recreation area; (c) school purposes; (d) a natural area; (e) a public building or facility; (f) a building or facility used and owned by a charitable corporation as defined in The Non-profit Corporations Act, 1995; (g) agricultural or horticultural uses; or (h) any other specific or general use that the minister may prescribe by regulation. (2) Subject to section 22, a council that has been declared an approving authority pursuant to subsection 13(1) may permit uses on a municipal reserve other than those uses mentioned in subsection (1). ”

“Vision Statement “The reciprocal relationship between Corman Park and Saskatoon will grow to keep pace with the need for sustainable, regional economic and social development based on a tradition of thoughtful planning and sound land use and development management” in regards to The Planning and Development Act, 2007; Section 6: Recreational Objectives and Policies. “Use and Enjoyment of Adjacent Properties 1. Recreational developments and uses shall be aesthetically pleasing and shall consider the use and enjoyment of adjacent and nearby properties.

2. Prior to making a recommendation to the Approving Authority regarding the allocation of land dedication, money in lieu of dedication or a combination thereof to satisfy Municipal Reserve requirements as a condition of subdivision approval, Council shall consider the recreational needs of the area.

3. Land dedication shall be directed to areas that provide open space recreational opportunities and the development of integrated trail systems and continuous pedestrian linkages.

4. Partnership agreements may be considered with Saskatoon, the Meewasin Valley Authority or local community organizations to jointly develop and support recreational amenities, community services and emergency services. (Corman Park 2016) ”

The City Bylaw states ““Park” means Municipal Reserve or other lands maintained for recreational purposes, owned by the City and designated as one or more of the following:” Further to this, under Environmental Management 9.1 Riverbank Stewardship, “Riverbank Protection a) For the purpose of protecting or conserving the natural, historical and recreational features of the Riverbank Area of the South Saskatchewan River, the Riverbank Area shall, insofar as possible, be dedicated as Municipal Reserve or Environmental Reserve under the provisions of The Planning and Development Act, 2007 as amended. Furthermore, the banks of the South Saskatchewan River shall, insofar as possible, be conserved as public open space for the benefit of all citizens. The development of the Riverbank Area for visual amenity and public recreation shall be undertaken in a manner that enhances and complements the natural and historical features of the riverbank” from bylaw Number. 8769

Under the same bylaw, Parks, and Recreation Open Space; “For the purposes of establishing a desirable standard for public open spaces within the City of Saskatoon, a ratio of four (4) hectares of public open space for every one thousand (1000) persons shall be considered adequate and reasonable. Such public open spaces may include Municipal Reserves and such other publicly owned areas as are dedicated or assigned to fulfilling the needs of public enjoyment and recreation.”

“Terry [Terry Fusco, Senior Planner Long Range Planning City of Saskatoon] stated he is interested in know what type of transition Montgomery Place would be
interested in when the South West Sector in planned.
What should the transition from existing residential (Montgomery Place) to future
Employment Area (Business Park and Light Industrial) look like?
Residential – Earth Berm – Business Park – Light Industrial
Residential – Municipal Reserve – Business Park – Light Industrial
Residential – Road – Municipal Reserve – Business Park – Light Industrial
As the Business Park and Light Industrial Area is built-out, 5% of the land to be developed
is required for Municipal Reserve. The Municipal Reserve Parcel could be considered a
transitional area between the existing residential neighbourhood and the new employment
area.
Note: Municipal Reserve does not necessarily mean open field of grass. Municipal
Reserve parcels can be used for public facilities like Arenas, Leisure Centers, and Fire
Halls. They can also be used for City-wide recreation such as Soccer and/or baseball
fields, etc (Montgomery. 2015).”

There are both environmental reserves and municipal reserves, and they are spoken to in the Planning and Development Act Sections 192 and 193 Queens Printer.  Additionally the Dedicated Lands Regulations outline the measures and restrictions on land when it receives a parcel class.  At the current moment both land areas of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area are classified as ordinary surface lands without any parcel class restrictions upon them according to Saskatchewan Community Planning and the Informational Services Corporation ISC land titles database.  Tyson McShane is currently planning the South West Sector, and is taking into consideration the afforestation area, while being aware that at this time it is partially zoned light residential / park.

With community engagement, and the commitment taken in 1972 by Saskatoon City Council that the Richard St. Barbe Baker Park be kept in perpetuity as an afforestation area, the direction towards a Richard St. Barbe Baker Park would serve the needs and desires of residents speaking up for Saskatoon in regards to the South West Sector planning as land areas in the South West Sector are being sold for employment economies embracing Business Parks and Light Industrial Areas.

Bibliography and For More Information:

COS City of Saskatoon Evergreen Concept plan June 2009 Land Branch. File 4131-28. Date accessed May 17, 2016

COS City of Saskatoon C009-005 Dedication of Public and Municipal Reserve Lands December 11, 1989 Date accessed May 17, 2016

A Guide to Municipal Dedicated Lands – Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Land Surveyors Assoc. Regina, Sk. 96-04. Date accessed May 17, 2016.

Corman Park – Saskatoon Planning District Official Community Plan Corman Park – Saskatoon Planning District Official Community Plan. Date accessed May 17, 2016.

City of Saskatoon Administrative Policy Number A10-017. Park Development Guidelines. January 23, 1996 General Manager, Community Services. City File No. CK 4205-I. Date accessed May 17, 2016.

City of Saskatoon Bylaw 7767.  The Recreation Facilities and Parks Usage Bylaw, 1998  Codified to Bylaw 9272 (April 27, 2015)Date accessed May 20, 2016.

City of Saskatoon official Community Plan Bylaw Number 8769.  (City Council passed – December 2, 2013) (Deputy Minister Approved January 21, 2014)

City of Saskatoon.  (1989) Policy Title Dedication of Public and Municipal Reserve Land.  Adopted by City Council.  December 11, 1989.  Planning and Development Committee Report No. 44-1989.   Date accessed May 5, 2016.

Montgomery Place LAP Meeting #3. Neighbourhood Boundary/South West Sector Plan Meeting. St. Dominic School Gym. 3301 Dieppe Street. September 17, 2015. 7:00 pm

Municipal Dedicated Lands Under the Planning and Development Act, 2007. Government of Saskatchewan. Ministry of Government Relations. Date accessed May 17, 2016.

The Planning and Development Act, 2007 – Chapter P-13.2* of the Statutes of Saskatchewan, 2007 (effective March 21, 2007) Date accessed May 17, 2016

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Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Facebook: StBarbeBaker
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Twitter: StBarbeBaker
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLET