Hastings Creek Watershed Blueprint: Partner with the Stewardship Sector to Build on a Knowledge-Based Foundation



Hastings Creek Streamkeepers – carrying out a salmon spawner survey


Role of Stewardship Community

“Streamkeeper participation in the Hastings Creek Watershed Blueprint process and the local knowledge captured in the Opportunities Assessment has taken the community to a whole new level of collaboration with the District. This is a significant outcome. It sets the stage for taking collaboration to yet another level,” states ZoAnn Morten, Executive Director at the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation, and a resident of the Hastings Creek Watershed.

“The Opportunities Assessment by the District is founded on streamkeeper knowledge. Now we can work with the District to inform the broader community. We can open eyes and minds. We can open doors so that together we can make the changes necessary to achieve the vision for the Watershed Blueprint.”

“It is the Streamkeepers who have the on-the-ground knowledge needed to establish restoration priorities within the Hastings Creek watershed. That is the key to benefitting from local input,” concludes ZoAnn Morten.


To Learn More:

To read more about what Zo Ann Morten said about the role of the stewardship sector, click on Geomorphology and Ecological Opportunities Assessment to download Section 7 of “A Watershed Blueprint for Hastings Creek”.