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 & Environmental Benefits of Riparian Rehabilitation as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy - 2018

5 MB, pdf

Appendix 1 - Economic, Social & Environmental Benefits of Riparian Rehabilitation as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy - 2018

10 MB, pdf

Appendix 2 - Economic, Social & Environmental Benefits of Riparian Rehabilitation as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy - 2018

1 MB, pdf

Appendix 3 - Economic, Social & Environmental Benefits of Riparian Rehabilitation as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy - 2018

2 MB, pdf

Research Summary - Barriers & 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 & Their Effect on Stream Health on Small Farms & Ranches - 2018

407 KB, pdf

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

572 KB, pdf