Some agriculture producers have expressed concerns that existing water rights on sensitive streams may be withdrawn and that water for fish will have a priority over other uses.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 and the Environment
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.
The Partnership Committee on Agriculture and the environment was established in April, 1998 to provide a single-window approach for consultation on environmental issues that affect farmers and agriculture.
Environmental farm planning is a voluntary process that producers (in all types and sizes of farm operations) can use to identify both environmental strengths and any potential risks on their farms. As appropriate, it includes a prioritized action plan to reduce the risks.