A Consensus on Sensitive Streams

Some agriculture producers have expressed concerns that existing water rights on sensitive streams may be withdrawn and that water for fish will have a priority over other uses.

Agriculture Providing Answers in Riparian Areas

A Riparian Working Group (established by the Partnership Committe on Agriculture and the Environment) will prepare guidelines and implement a process to manage agricultural activities near watercourses in riparian areas.

Action Plan for Nutrient Management Underway

In some areas of the Lower Fraser Valley area of British Columbia, large nutrient surpluses are resulting in water quality problems. This part of B.C. is an important area of commercial agricultural production.

Strong Start for Environmental Farm Planning

The encouraging response from the province’s agricultural community to the new Enviornmental Farm program designed to enhance environmental awareness among producers, is good news for B.C. municipalities.