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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:

Staff provided a series of maps to the LTC based on data from the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture’s Draft Salt Spring Island Agriculture Land Use Inventory. The LTC discussed the implications of this information on its Agriculture in Rural Watersheds Project. The LTC also discussed potential Official Community Plan amendments. Staff anticipate returning Bylaw 487 and 496 for consideration of second reading at the December 21, 2017 LTC meeting.

 

Staff Reports, Correspondence

 

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

 

   Farming

 For more information or to provide
feedback, please contact:

Jason Youmans, Island Planner
250.538.5603

 

Page last updated: 08/12/17
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