Benefits of riparian rehabilitation

These resources summarize the activities and findings from a three-year study that assessed the barriers and opportunities that landowners face when they consider climate change adaptation strategies.

Data was collected on the costs and benefits of participating in stream rehabilitation. As well, a variety of biophysical parameters were measured, assessing stream health in relation to farm-scale land management practices.

The report and appendices include in-depth discussions of the project’s data and results.

Four research summaries cover the project’s key findings:

  • Barriers and opportunities to collaborative environmental decision-making and collaborative action
  • General awareness among small landowners about climate change
  • The ability of a single landowner to improve the state of the aquatic ecosystem on their land
  • An estimation of monetary values for the costs and benefits of activities outlined in a Group Environmental Farm Plan

Downloads

Project Report - Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits of Riparian Rehabilitation as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Agriculture - 2018

5 MB, pdf

Appendix - Assessment of Biophysical Conditions on Alderson Creek - 2018

10 MB, pdf

Appendix - Social Costs and Benefits of the Alderson Creek Rehabilitation Project - 2018

1 MB, pdf

Appendix - Barriers and Opportunities for Riparian Rehabilitation via Collaborative Co-Management Mechanisms - 2018

2 MB, pdf

Research Summary - Barriers and Opportunities for Riparian Rehabilitation via Collaborative Co-Management - 2018

654 KB, pdf

Research Summary - Climate Change Adaptation: What Does It Mean to the Small Landowner? - 2018

1 MB, pdf

Research Summary - Land Management Practices and their Effect on Stream Health on Small Farms and Ranches - 2018

407 KB, pdf

Research Summary - Social Costs and Benefits of a Group Environmental Farm Plan: Alderson Creek, BC - 2018

572 KB, pdf