These case studies profile landowners who have adopted stewardship practices in different parts of BC.
The 15 case studies are divided into the following regions: Okanagan, Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, Kootenays, and Vancouver Island.
Each case study includes:
The case studies also highlight the challenges in implementing the practices, and the outcomes of the stewardship project. Properties are assessed using a standard assessment methodology.
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Below is a list of stewardship practices, identified in the different guides, that were used in the case studies:
|Stewardship Guide||Stewardship Practices|
|Riparian Areas in Settled Landscapes||Protect existing riparian areas|
|Avoid clearing of riparian vegetation|
|Pesticide and herbicide use in riparian areas only to control invasive species|
|Avoid dumping organic waste in riparian areas (including grass clippings, yard waste and household plants)|
|Establish new or restore degraded riparian buffers|
|Control invasive species|
|Augment riparian areas with agroforestry or leave strips|
|Drainage Maintenance in Agricultural Waterways||Conserve, enhance, or restore riparian buffers along ditches|
|Use sensitive methods to work in waterways|
|Stabilize banks using bioengineering methods|
|Restore aquatic habitats|
|Avoid over application or poor storage of manure|