Community Plan

Community Planning Services

Certes Applied and Natural Sciences, located in Kamloops, BC, is an established, multi-disciplinary, resource-consulting company operating throughout Western Canada. We specialize in natural resource management, traditional land use studies, information management and geomatics using information systems (GIS),with our professionals having a combined 100 years of experience in forestry and information management consulting alone.

When it comes to our services, we deliver on core principles, which include standing by what we say and do, putting safety first, providing innovative, practical and value-based solutions to our clients and, of course, profitability. Certes prides itself on fostering relationships with the Indigenous groups and communities we work with. Our approach emphasizes capacity building and supporting the communities and their members. As such, our work doing community planning services focuses on First Nations communities and municipalities. Through this, we specialize in sustainability planning, land use planning and economics.

Our goal is to e a leading partner for our clients by providing value-based solutions using a common-sense approach, particularly when it comes to our work with First Nations communities. Certes understands the complexity of the relationships between Indigenous culture, history, economies environments and visions for the outlook. Indigenous communities require safe and sufficient infrastructure, access to quality education as well as health care, social services, and land. We work with communities to lay the foundation for long-term success through participatory and planning targeted at enhancing all areas of community life.

Key Services

  • Strategic and sustainable land use plans
  • Municipal policy and regulations (OCP's Performance-Based Zoning, ASP's etc)
  • Community Plan Map
Community Plan Map
  • Growth management plans
  • Climate change implications and action plans for local government
  • First Nations community and land use plans
  • Market analysis (residential, commercial and industrial)
  • Resort area and tourism development plans
  • Economic development strategies

Back in 2017, we worked with the Cold Lake First Nations, a Denesuline Nation with approximately 2,900 members, located roughly 300 kilometres northeast of Edmonton near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. 

Certes assisted the Cold Lake First Nations in developing a Comprehensive Land Use Plan for its reserve lands. Although Certes is located in Kamloops, we are pleased to offer our services all over the province of British Columbia, with our work extending to Indigenous communities including Bonaparte Indian Band, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Cold Lake First Nation, Willow Lake Metis Local 780, Nicola Tribal Association, Okanagan Nation Alliance, Sucker Creek First Nation and Kamloops Indian Band among many others

With our diverse backgrounds, Certes can complete a wide range of work in a variety of disciplines — on time and budget.  This allows us to conduct a wide range of projects with full support to our clients. The quality of our work is reflected through our range of services, professionalism, innovation, communication and adherence to budgets and schedules. Certes aims to deliver client-driven and science-based solutions of the highest integrity.

To learn more about Certes Applied and Natural Sciences’ community planning work, contact us today by email at or call us at (250)-372-9212.

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