Watershed Stewardship: A Guide for Agriculture



This guide is designed for all agricultural producers – from ranchers to greenhouse growers to hobby farmers. Much of British Columbia’s agricultural land, which is the basis of B.C.’s food production, is located in valley bottoms. These agricultural lands surround the rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands, which are the foundation of many of B.C.’s most valuable fish and wildlife habitats. Farmers are therefore key to ensuring our province’s aquatic environments are managed fo the benefit of all. The stewardship principles discussed here will enable farmers to improve their operations and enhance the quality of their local environment at the same time. Others interested in relationships between agriculture and water quality, water quantity, and healthy fish and wildlife habitats, will also find this guide useful.

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Author Jennifer Nener – et. al.

Publisher Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Date 1997