Engaging Private Landowners in Source Water Protection and Water Quality

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Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society

Project Description:

The goal of this project is to protect and improve source water and water quality by encouraging riparian setbacks by creekside landowners in the North Okanagan.


  • April 1-May 31 2018 > Priority mapping (GIS), coordination with partner organizations (OCCP, SPrKL, RDNO), identify landowners and obtain landowner contact information.
  • June 1 2018-March 1 2019 > Conduct landowner contact, provide landowners with information, conduct follow-up site visits as necessary, make recommendations to landowners, negotiate land management agreements, engage communities in stewardship action. Identify potential riparian restoration demonstration site.
  • Sept 1-November 30 2018 > Develop riparian enhancement plans for interested landowners. Assist landowners in applying best practices. Initiate riparian enhancement activities.
  • March 1-March 31 2019 > Complete outstanding riparian enhancement activities as necessary.

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