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Rural Watershed Uses


The Rural Watershed Uses project focuses on potential changes to the regulation of agriculture in the Rural Watershed 1 and 2 zones on Salt Spring Island. The objective of the project is to limit potential negative impacts on drinking water quality from farming.

Project Update:  At the December 1, 2016 meeting, the Local Trust Committee endorsed a Terms of Reference to establish a working group to review and assess proposed Bylaws 487 and 491, which would establish new regulations for agriculture in the Island’s Rural Watershed zones. See adopted minutes in the Meeting Calendar or visit the Audio Recordings webpage for audio.

Staff Reports

August 10, 2017 - Staff Report
June 1, 2017 - Staff Report
April 5, 2017 - Staff Report
March 23, 2017 - Staff Report
December 1, 2016 - Staff Report
September 1, 2016 
- Staff Report
November 19, 2015 - Correspondence
November 12, 2015 - Project Update
November 3, 2016 - Staff Report
September 3, 2015
- Correspondence
August 25, 2015 - Preliminary Staff Report

Relevant Links

Guide for Bylaw Development in Farm Areas
Livestock, Drinking Water & Fish
Cattle - Grazing Our Watersheds
Watershed Stewardship: A Guide for Agriculture
Cusheon Watershed Management Plan 2007
Salt Spring Island Area Farm Plan 2008
St Mary Lake Integrated Watershed Management Plan 2015



 For more information or to provide
feedback, please contact:

Jason Youmans, Island Planner


Page last updated: 06/09/17
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