The Stewardship Practices project documents on-the-ground practices that have been used in riparian areas to address threats to wildlife and species at risk.
The project’s case studies describe stewardship practices implemented on a number of farms and ranches in BC. They also capture landowners motivations, the challenges they faced, and the outcomes of the adopted practices. Each case study includes images, stories and data from each property.
Every landowner in these case studies is a stewardship champion. They have shown a commitment to species at risk by actively practicing stewardship on their land. They have dedicated many hours to working with our researchers and other partners so that together we can all build our understanding of effective practices.
An analysis of the first two years of the Stewardship Practices project is now available.
The analysis includes:
The report concludes with a discussion and recommendations for future work on the Stewardship Practices Gallery.
SCBC’s Stewardship Practices guides have been used to guide many of the practices implemented in these case studies. The three SCBC guides for riparian areas are:
Species at Risk Voluntary Stewardship Practices for:
These guides and will soon be updated based, in part, on lessons learned in our case studies.