About a hundred people came out to a meeting on Tuesday to talk about the City of Abbotsford’s Sumas Mountain Environmental Management Study.
The study has identified and classified biodiversity hot spots in the Sumas Mountain area.
Mark Rushton is a resident in the area and says he’s concerned at how the study could impact private land.
“One property for instance, a 160 acre parcel, was designated under the plan as a wildlife corridor in which the owner would not be able to build a home or put a fence up or anything. That property happens to be for sale for six milion dollars. Right now it’s not worth six cents.”
Mayor Bruce Banman and city staff told the crowd they wouldn’t be losing lands to the city and that property rights would be respected.