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Living With Water: Information Links to Policy, Regulations and Best Practices for Water Resource Stewardship on Salt Spring Island

This index lists resource links under alphabetically-ordered categories. Links included here were developed by SSIWPA and it’s working groups to address aspects of island living that are impacted by, and have impacts on freshwater resources. The document is updated approximately twice per calendar year by SSIWPA Coordinator. Please communicate any broken links or additional information to the SSIWPA Coordinator (ssiwpacoord@gmail.com). Thank you!

Agriculture

Provincial (and Federal) Government:

Agricultural Land Use Inventory for Salt Spring Island: 

Report: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/agriculture-and-seafood/agricultural-land-and-environment/strengthening-farming/land-use-inventories/saltspringisland2017_aluireport.pdf

Maps: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/agriculture-and-seafood/agricultural-land-and-environment/strengthening-farming/land-use-inventories/saltspringisland2017_aluimaps_32x36.pdf

Salt Spring Island Agricultural Water Demand Model 2017

Report:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/agricultural-land-and-environment/water/water-management/agriculture-water-demand-model

Agricultural Water Calculator: http://www.bcagriculturewatercalculator.ca/

British Columbia’s Irrigation Scheduling Calculator – similar to above but different schedules for  sprinkler, drip, pivot travelling gun, stationary gun systems:  http://waterbucket.ca/aw/2013/02/23/british-columbia_s-irrigation-scheduling-calculator/

Environmental Farm Plan: https://www.bcac.bc.ca/ardcorp/program/environmental-farm-plan-program

Bylaws in Farming Areas – BC Ministry of Agriculture Guide for Bylaw Development

http://www.alc.gov.bc.ca/assets/alc/assets/library/land-use-planning/guide_for_bylaw_development_in_farming_areas_2015.pdf

Irrigation Management Guide: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/agricultural-land-and-environment/water/irrigation/irrigation-management-guide

Nutrient Management Reference Guide: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/agriculture-and-seafood/agricultural-land-and-environment/soil-nutrients/nutrient-management/nutrient-managment-reference-guide/nutrientmgmt_refguide.pdf

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Watershed Stewardship Guide for Agriculture Brochure: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/216753.pdf

Water Quality for agriculture and food safety:  http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/food-safety/good-agricultural-practices/4-1-water-quality

Advocacy, Education, Associations and Other:

Agricultural Alliance on Salt Spring Island http://plantofarm.org/

Salt Spring Island Area Farm Plan 2008: http://masselinkdesign.com/pdf/reports/SSI%20Area%20Farm%20Plan.pdf

Keyline Water Management: crkeyline.ca

Water and Livestock:

http://www.cattlemen.bc.ca/docs/livestock_drinking_water_brochure.pdf

http://www.cattlemen.bc.ca/docs/cattle%20grazing%20in%20watersheds.pdf

Construction, Building and Real Estate

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation – information for property buyers, sellers and realtors, including inspection checklists:  http://www.rdn.bc.ca/cms/wpattachments/wpID3052atID5446.pdf

Local Government:

Islands Trust – Guide to Environmentally-Friendly Building and Renovating in the Gulf Islands – http://islandstrust.bc.ca/media/189932/sgienvirbldgguidejul2011.pdf

Islands Trust  – Newcomer’s Guide to the Islands: http://islandstrust.bc.ca/media/96307/A%20Place%20In%20The%20Islands%20Complete%20and%20Final%20APITIbookFIN.pdf

Capital Regional District Potable Rainwater Systems for Domestic and Non-Domestic Use: https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/building-inspection-pdf/bylaw3780.pdf?sfvrsn=2

The Salt Spring Island “Sustainability Checklist” : http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/341730/ssrptsustainabilitychecklist.pdf

Provincial Government:

Develop with Care – Guidebook for Urban and Rural Land Development:

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/bmp/devwithcare/

Climate Action

https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/climate-action-pdf/strategy/2017-04-12_regionalclimateactionstrategy_final.pdf?sfvrsn=da2e32ca_16

Conservation

Local Government:

Water conservation tips for homeowners

https://www.crd.bc.ca/education/water-conservation/at-home/outdoor-water-use

Regional drinking water services:

https://www.crd.bc.ca/service/drinking-water/water-conservation

CRD Best Management Practices Guide to Water Conservation in the Public Sector – 2001: https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/water-pdf/best-management-practices-for-water-efficiency-for-public-agencies.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Business water efficiency opportunity in Capital Regional District (not yet the islands)

http://www.crd.bc.ca/education/climate-action/at-work/food-services-water-energy-savings

Conservation Planning for Communities in B.C.: a How To Guide:

http://www.obwb.ca/water-conservation-guide-for-bc-now-available/#_blank

Provincial Government:

Conservation in BC Municipalities – a catalogue of what has been done; Drought Information Portal: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-conservation

[Note: Hard and Soft measures identified in categories. Catalogue on Implemented Water Efficiency Measures by Region appears dated – 1999]

Living Water Smart

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-planning-strategies/living-water-smart

Conservation Calculator Tool for Improvement Districts or Managers of Water Resources and Systems (several connections to supply source(s)): http://waterconservationcalculator.ca/

Water Planning and Strategies: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-planning-strategies

Advocacy, Education, Associations and Other:

Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC: www.waterbucket.ca

– click on the “Water Balance Model” for a hydrologic simulation of your property. Supported by Natural Resources Canada.

Greywater

Provincial Government

Health Regulations and System Design Specifications: www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/waste-management/sewage/provincial-composting-toilet-manual.pdf

Very Light Greywater from showers, baths and hand basins (not kitchen or laundry) is approved for toilet flushing grey water use, in the home, as a separate collection system, treatment and reuse when designed by an accredited plumbing engineer.

Sewerage System Standards of Practice: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/waste-management/sewage/onsite-sewage-systems/sewerage-system-standard-practice-manual

Groundwater

Local Government:

Land Use bylaws and Official Community Plans regulate land use with consideration of groundwater use, in some cases requiring permits. See Land Use and Community Planning below.

Toolkit Islands Trust: http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/259555/groundwater-toolkit.pdf

Provincial Government

Water programs (quality, quantity, licensing, surface, groundwater, conservation): http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water

Resources for Water System Operators: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-quality/drinking-water-quality/resources-for-water-system-operators?keyword=garp&keyword=assessment

Groundwater Resource Materials Links Page: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/brochures_forms.html

Provincial BC Well Index: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/data_searches/wells/

For assistance with well searches contact Front Counter BC Toll Free: 1-877-855-3222

Provincial Observation Well Network: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/groundwater-wells/aquifers/groundwater-observation-well-network

Ministry of Environment Groundwater Reference Library – reports, studies, tools : http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/library.html

Ministry of Environment Ecological Reports Catalogue – archive of completed environment (e.g. water, wildlife) related studies for B.C.: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/ecocat/

Model Well Regulation Bylaw – A guide for local governments:
http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/infra/library/Model_Well_Regulation_Bylaw_Guide.pdf

Well Protection Tool Kit for preparation of well protection plans: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/wells/well_protection/wellprotect.html

Groundwater Regulations and Legislation

Water Sustainability Act Part 3 – Wells and Groundwater Protection: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/14015#division_d0e7668

Groundwater Protection regulation:  http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/39_2016

Groundwater Licensing Regulations: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-licensing-rights/water-licences-approvals/new-requirements-for-groundwater-users

B.C. Ministry of Health Drinking Water Programs – information on water supply system permitting and operation: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-quality/drinking-water-quality

Safe Water Supply: Groundwater in BC. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/air-land-water/safe-water-supply-vital-health.pdf

Groundwater Treatment Objectives: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-quality/water-quality-objectives/west-coast-region

Provincial Mapping Resources:

B.C. Water Resources Atlas and iMap BC (GIS): http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-science-data/water-data-tools

Guide to using intrinsic aquifer vulnerability mapping (vulnerability to contaminants): http://www.cvrd.bc.ca/DocumentCenter/Home/View/7838

Advocacy, Education, Associations and Other:

http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/trust-council/advocacy/groundwater-regulation-advocacy.aspx   (resource links at bottom of page)

Toolkit by Okanagan Water Board: http://www.obwb.ca/library/groundwater-bylaws-toolkit/

B.C. Groundwater Assn. – information for industry and public: http://www.bcgwa.org/index.htm

Qualified Professionals

MoE Registry of Qualified Well Drillers: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/air-land-water/water/water-wells/well_drillers_reg.pdf

MoE Registry of Qualified Well Pump Installers: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/air-land-water/water/water-wells/pump_install_reg.pdf

Groundwater Consultants in B.C. (Qualified Professionals): https://www.apeg.bc.ca/Member-Directories/APEGBC-Membership-Directory

Land Use and Community Planning

Local Government

Bylaw 434. Salt Spring Island Official Community Plan (2008). Objectives that relate to watershed management and land use planning: http://islandstrust.bc.ca/islands/local-trust-areas/salt-spring/bylaws/salt-spring-island-official-community-plan-bylaw-no-434/

• Watershed and Islet Residential Designation Section B.8.1. (e.g. B.8.1.1.2. To avoid an increase in development or activity within watershed catchments.)

• Objective C.3.2.1.3 “…to ensure that zoning changes do not result in such a level of development in North Salt Spring Waterworks District, such that water would not be available for firefighting, hospital and school expansion, and affordable housing.”

• Objective c.3.2.1.5 applies to regulation of the demand of “island water sources” (not only St Mary Lake) to ensure that agricultural activities can still obtain water.

Bylaw 434. Salt Spring Island Official Community Plan (2008). Volume 2. Part E.5. Page 34. Development Permit Area 5: Community Well Capture Zones, requiring a permit be issued prior to development in this water sensitive area. (Reference: Potter, R. P.Eng. 1996. “Gulf Islands Groundwater” for the Islands Trust.): http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/343777/ss-bl-355-2017-consolidation-2017-02-15.pdf

and,

http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/341403/capture-zones-community-water-supply-wells.pdf

Land Use Bylaw no. 355 Sections 4.4 – 4.6 inclusive on General Regulations for Setbacks from water bodies and wells.

Land Use Bylaw no. 355 Subdivision Servicing Regulations require adequate amounts of potable water be proven at time of subdivision: http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/islands/local-trust-areas/salt-spring/bylaws/salt-spring-island-land-use-bylaw-no-3

Riparian Areas Regulation. Bylaw 480. Amendment no. 2 adopted May 14, 2015 in the Salt Spring Island Official Community Plan Volume 2. http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/329646/ss-bl-ocp-434-volume-2-consolidated-version-july-2015.pdf

Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. (2012) The Salt Spring Island Riparian Areas Regulations Peer Review – St Mary Lake and Cusheon Lake Watersheds (Prepared for Stefan Cermak, Islands Trust by Madrone Environmental Services Ltd.): http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/241698/Peer_Review_Fina_Report_for_St_Mary_Lake_and_Cusheon_Lake_RAR_Assessment_Peer_Review_Salt_Spring_Island.pdf

Land Use Planning Tools: http://islandstrust.bc.ca/trust-council/projects/water-resource-information-for-islanders/land-use-planning-tools/

The Salt Spring Island “Sustainability Checklist” : http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/341730/ssrptsustainabilitychecklist.pdf

Local Government Maps and Development Permit Areas:

Map 1 in OCP Schedule A “Land and Shoreline Use Designations”, available at: http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/328042/ocp_1.pdf

Map 21, Bylaw 434. Development Permit Area 4 Lakes, Streams and Wetlands: http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/341423/ssbylbaseocp0434map21.pdf

Map 28. Bylaw 434. DPA7 Riparian Areas: http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/328027/ocp_28.pdf

Provincial Government

Water Planning: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-planning-strategies

Advocacy, Education, Associations and Other:

http://islandstrust.bc.ca/trust-council/advocacy/groundwater-regulation-advocacy/

Rainwater

Rain Harvesting and Water-Wise Landscaping

Local Government

Capital Regional District. Benefits of rainwater harvesting:

https://www.crd.bc.ca/education/water-conservation/at-home/outdoor-water-use/collecting-recycling-water/rainwater-harvesting

Islands Trust – Guide to Environmentally-Friendly Building and Renovating in the Gulf Islands – http://islandstrust.bc.ca/media/189932/sgienvirbldgguidejul2011.pdf

Drainscapes video Cowichan Valley Regional District – http://cvrd.waterbalance-express.ca/

Rainwater Harvesting Best Practices Guidebook (Regional District of Nanaimo Green Building resources): http://www.rdn.bc.ca/cms.asp?wpID=3098

Provincial Government

Rainwater – Greywater Health Regulations and System Design Specifications:

www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/waste-management/sewage/provincial-composting-toilet-manual.pdf

Advocacy, Education, Associations and Other:

Bob Burgess’ Nanaimo Area Rainwater Harvesting Manual:

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjavJztl6XWAhWpiFQKHe7MDkcQFggyMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Frdn.bc.ca%2Fevents%2Fattachments%2FevID6235evattID1344.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGlA78NIBxWGaYqDxIS3rNMMz16TQ

CANARM

http://www.canarm.org

ARCSA (US)

http://www.arcsa.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqvbF2Jil1gIVBgppCh2uFgetEAAYASAAEgJtXPD_BwE

Local consultants / Suppliers Salt Spring Island:

http://www.alopluvia.com

http://gulfislandsirrigation.com

List of rain barrel suppliers in Greater Victoria.

https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/water-pdf/cisternsupplierslistapril09.pdf?sfvrsn=6

Storm Water and Runoff

Bylaw 2454 Salt Spring Island Stormwater Quality Management Extended Service Establishment No. 1, 1996: https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/crd-document-library/bylaws/liquidwasteseptagesewersourcecontrolandstormwater/2454—salt-spring-island-stormwater-quality-management-extended-service-establishment-no-1-1996B.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Septic

Local Government 

Homeowner’s Septic Information Webpage: https://www.crd.bc.ca/service/sewers-wastewater-septic/septic-systems

Resource page: http://www.crd.bc.ca/service/sewers-wastewater-septic/septic-systems/septic-system-resources

Land Use FAQs (Island Health): http://www.viha.ca/mho/Land_Use_FAQS.htm

CRD septic system owner information

CRD septic information line at 250-360-3187

CRD septic email inquiries septic@crd.bc.ca.

Infosheet: https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/septic-pdf/septic-savvy/septic_infosheet.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Dos and Don’ts:  https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/septic-pdf/septic-savvy/septicsavvybrochure-jan-2011.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Drainfield Info Sheet: https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/septic-pdf/septic-savvy/septic_infosheet1_drainfield.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Garburators and In-Sink Garbage Disposals (organics):

http://www.askthebuilder.com/septic-tank-garbage-disposal/

Maintenance Record Sheets – https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/septic-pdf/septic-savvy/septicsystemmaintenancelocationrecord.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Septic and water conservation – https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/septic-pdf/septic-savvy/water-conservation.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Sewerage and subdivision – http://www.viha.ca/mho/Land_Use.htm

Workshops – https://www.crd.bc.ca/service/sewers-wastewater-septic/septic-systems/septic-savvy-workshops

FAQs about Septic: https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/septic-pdf/septicsavvyonsitefaqtype1.pdf?sfvrsn=2

How to find your septic tank: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/plan_protect_sustain/groundwater/septic_tank.pdf

Caring for your Onsite Septic System: http://www.viha.ca/nr/rdonlyres/29102297-81e8-4f5e-8bfd-3b5286386c2f/0/caring_for_your_onsite_sewage_disposal_system_disposal.pdf

What Health Regulations apply to Septic Systems?: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/topic.page?id=1B1F09DF74D24580BD6CC28AF4F30074

Who can service Septic Systems?: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/waste-management/sewage/onsite-sewage-systems/onsite-sewage-system-management#authorized-persons

CRD Septic Videos:

How Septic Systems Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D6edKPsniM

What can go wrong with your septic system?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFcVH4H6Ge4

Operating and Maintaining a Septic System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7egqnL0PiPs

Regulations:

Management of Onsite Sewage Systems in the CRD. Bylaw 3478. 2007: https://www.crd.bc.ca/about/document-library/Documents/bylaws/liquidwasteseptagesewersourcecontrolandstormwater

Septic Bylaw 3479: https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/septic-pdf/onsite-sewage-systems-bylaw-crd-bylaw-no-3479.pdf?sfvrsn=6

Septic Bylaw Information Page with FAQ: https://www.crd.bc.ca/service/sewers-wastewater-septic/septic-systems/certifying-septic-maintenance

Provincial Government

Onsite Sewage System Management: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/waste-management/sewage/onsite-sewage-systems/onsite-sewage-system-management

Environmental Management Act. Municipal Wastewater Regulations.: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/87_2012

Greywater and Composting Toilet Health Regulations and System Design Specifications:

www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/waste-management/sewage/provincial-composting-toilet-manual.pdf

Advocacy, Education, Associations and Other:

http://tiredofdealingwithdrips.com/blog/will-garbage-disposal-work-septic-tank/

Ecological Science and Stewardship

Lakes, Streams and Water Quality

Local Government

Please see Land Use Planning Section of this resource.

Educational Resources and Stewardship Activities (K-7 curriculum): www.crd.bc.ca/watersheds

Provincial Government

Licenses and Water Quantity

Surface Water Licensing and Rights: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-licensing-rights

Rules for water licensing and approvals: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-licensing-rights/water-licences-approvals

Potential diversion from a sensitive stream: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-licensing-rights/sensitive-streams

Wetlands: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-planning-strategies/wetlands-in-bc

Water Quality Guidelines

Province of British Columbia Approved Water Quality Guidelines: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-quality/water-quality-guidelines/approved-water-quality-guidelines

Water Supply System Permitting and Regulation: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-quality/drinking-water-quality

BC Surface Water Treatment Objectives: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/water-quality/drinking-water-quality/how-drinking-water-is-protected-in-bc

Water Treatment Regulations: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/200_2003

B.C. Ministry of Health Publications – fact sheets on well testing and water quality concerns:  http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile05b.stm

Safe Water Supply: Groundwater in BC. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/air-land-water/safe-water-supply-vital-health.pdf

Health Canada water quality resources: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/water-eau/index-eng.php

Salt Spring Island Watershed Science

Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Authority Reports (Technical Working Group) – studies on stormwater, phosphorus lake inputs and budgets, phosphorus impacts on algal communities, drought analysis, water conservation and efficiency, safe yield modelling, and more….please click here.

Squires. M. “A Guide – Recommendations for Lake Research”. February 2016: http://www.northsaltspringwaterworks.ca/wordpress_water/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/A-Guide-to-St-Mary-Lake-Use-Misuse-Disuse-of-Aeration-What-is-Normal-Future-Research-Feb.-27-Squires-M.pdf

Habitat and Species Conservation

Local Government

Green Shores for Homes: http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/trust-council/projects/green-shores-for-homes/

Shoreline Stewardship Principles: http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/islands/island-ecosystems/caring-for-my-shoreline/

Provincial Government

BC Riparian Areas Regulation: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/fish/riparian-areas-regulation

Riparian Areas Revegetation Guidebook: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/plants-animals-and-ecosystems/fish-fish-habitat/riparian-areas-regulations/rar_reveg_guidebk_sept6_2012_final.pdf

Fish Protection Act: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/habitat/fish_protection_act/act/documents/act-theact.html

Species At Risk and Biodiversity

Biodiversity: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/bio.htm

Species at Risk Protection Strategies: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/species-ecosystems-at-risk

Advocacy, Education, Associations and Other:

Fish and Invasive Species

http://www.gofishbc.com/Blog.aspx  (Learn about native/non-native fish species. Avoid illegal fish introductions.)

http://www.bcinvasives.ca/  (Manage wetlands and waterways. Avoid illegal plant, animal introductions.)

Educational Tools:

http://www.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids-beg.html

http://www.crd.bc.ca/teacher

https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/climate-action-pdf/strategy/2017-04-12_regionalclimateactionstrategy_final.pdf?sfvrsn=da2e32ca_16

Local Organizations:

Island Stream and Salmon Enhancement Society: salmonkathy@gmail.com

Salt Spring Island Conservancy: http://saltspringconservancy.ca/

General Wildlife and Ecological Conservation Links for Salt Spring Island: http://saltspringconservancy.ca/get-involved/links/

SSI Water Preservation Society: http://www.ssiwaterpreservationsociety.ca/

Cusheon Lake Stewardship Committee: http://www.cusheonlakestewardship.com/home.htm

Gulf Islands Centre for Ecological Learning: http://www.gicel.ca/

Big Trees on Salt Spring Island: http://www.rdcraig.com/bigtrees/

Provincial, National, Others:

Land Trust Alliance of BC: http://ltabc.ca/

British Columbia Lake Stewardship Society: http://www.bclss.org/

Nature Conservancy of Canada: http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/who-we-are/

Living Lakes Canada: http://www.livinglakes.ca/

Canadian Wildlife Service: https://www.ec.gc.ca/paom-itmb/default.asp?lang=En&n=5f569149-1

University of Utah Extension Service Best Practices for Stream Monitoring: http://extension.usu.edu/waterquality/bmps/bmp_guidance

United States National Forest System: http://www.fs.fed.us/biology/resources/pubs/watershed/FS_National_Core_BMPs_April2012.pdf