Environmental Protection Compliance Assessment
Compliance Assessment of Agricultural
Practices in the Cloverdale Area, British Columbia: September -
This report fulfills a recommendation
of the report entitled "Water Quality Assessment of Watercourses used for
Irrigation of Ready-To-Eat Produce in Cloverdale, BC: Summer 2002 -
The findings in this report come from
an assessment of 61 farms, both commercial and hobby. The report
finds that, overall, the vast majority of commercial farms (94%) are
in complilance with standards for environmental protection. The
degree of compliance is substantially less for hobby farms — 58%.
It also identified areas that could
benefit from implementation of livestock control measures and
suggested establishing partnerships to improve communication with
hobby farmers that would result in improved compliance. Steps have
already been taken to develop these partnerships.
The study developed several
recommendations which have or will be acted upon through joint
efforts of government and the agriculture sector.
Below, you will find the five key
recommendations from the above named report and actions taken to
date or planned. The full report is available through the link below.
Staff in the Lower Mainland regional office have
informed the City of Surrey’s Salmon Habitat Restoration Program
staff of the three remaining sites that can benefit from improved
livestock control measures. Discussions with landowners are
Staff from the Lower Mainland regional office are
currently following up with landowners regarding non-compliance
Ministry staff completed an aerial assessment of the
area in the spring of 2006 and are currently preparing a short
Ministry staff have provided funding to Horse Council
BC to develop an on-line manure management module that will be
accessible to the general public. The ministry will work with Horse
Council BC and other stakeholders, such as Langley Environmental
Partners Society, to increase awareness of good agricultural
The Greater Vancouver Regional District has committed
to studying water quality impacts from stand alone sewage treatment
systems. As part of the Liquid Waste Management Plan process,
Ministry staff will be identifying priority area PA2b as a potential
area that could benefit from such a study.
You can view the study
here (PDF: 2 MB / 36 pages)
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Updated: October 2006