Public engagement is ongoing for Saanich’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, which may include an EDPA (Environmental Development Permit Area). Details can be found on the Saanich District website. Surveys of this public engagement clearly indicate that EDPA is being considered alongside other regulatory actions. One line challenged the need for ecosystem restoration and enhancement, and called for the preservation and protection of ecosystems on privately owned land. Sadly, we seem to be heading down the same…"LETTER: Saanich appears poised for return of EDPA"