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  • Conservation Tillage Seeding Equipment

    A factsheet providing a general introduction to types of tillage and seeding equipment for conservation farming with a discussion of relative merits and shortcomings in small grain and oilseed More...

  • Watershed Stewardship: A Guide for Agriculture

    A comprehensive farm stewardship resource with information on watershed features and functions, livestock management, water management, soil conservation and management, pest management, irrigation, More...

  • Naturescape

    The Naturescape program provides information and instructions for designing wildlife habitat enhancement, preservation and restoration projects in British Columbia's rural and urban landscapes. More...

  • Estimating Crop Residue for Soil Erosion Control

    A factsheet describing the value of crop residue/stubble in providing protection from wind and runoff erosion. Includes methods to estimate crop residue cover. More...

  • The Streamkeepers Handbook and Modules

    The Streamkeepers Handbook and Modules is designed as an easy to use resource for getting actively involved in your local stream and, is part of the Stewardship Series. It will help you discover and More...

  • Site Selection for Composting

    A factsheet with information on site selection to prevent water contamination, the code of agricultural practice for waste management, and site design with an example layout. More...

  • Manure Storage Structures

    A factsheet explaining essential features of manure storage facilities (size, location, safety) and elements of the farm building code that apply. More...

  • Improved Livestock Access to Water Using Geogrids

    A factsheet on the use of geogrids in conjunction with gravel to stabilize soft or muddy ground to allow direct access of livestock to dugout ponds or creeks under muddy conditions. More...

  • Wildlife Damage Management

    A series of factsheets describing methods of controlling problem wildlife including habitat modification and management, noise, fencing, netting, repellents, deterrents and scare tactics and More...

  • Improving Fish Habitat

    A factsheet on enhancing/restoring aquatic habitats to improve local fisheries. Includes information on creating or enhancing spawning beds, stabilizing banks and controlling shoreline erosion, More...

  • Building a Pond

    A Landowner Resource Centre factsheet with information on construction and maintenance of artificial ponds. Includes information on planning the site, water sources, design considerations for fish More...

  • Low Flow, Mid Level Stream and Ditch Crossings with Culverts

    A factsheet with information on structures to facilitate livestock crossing at ditches/streams with design considerations, construction procedures, regulations for approvals and sources of More...

  • Control of Soil Erosion

    A factsheet with information on controlling soil erosion to sustain and improve crop yields while protecting the environment through crop and residue cover, crop rotations, tillage practices, More...

  • Water and Sediment Control Basins

    A factsheet with information on erosion control structures to prevent bank/gully erosion through slowing the concentration of water flows. Design considerations, location, construction, More...

  • Seeding of Erosion Control Projects

    A factsheet with instruction on types of projects which require vegetation, which grasses/vegetation types to use, fertilizing and maintenance of seeded areas. More...

  • Grassed Waterways

    A factsheet with information on constructing grassed waterways with considerations for design, waterway shape, grade and outlets, drainage, construction, seeding and fertilizing, and maintenance. More...

  • Ontario Agriculture Best Management Practice Series

    The Best Management Practices Series is... An award-winning series of innovative publications: presenting affordable options for protecting soil and water resources on the farm; supporting More...

  • Cover Crops

    A factsheet on the function and use of cover crops including non-legume broad leaves, grasses, and legumes, with links to cover crop seed suppliers. More...

  • Fencing of watercourses to control erosion

    A factsheet with information on managing livestock access to watercourses including information on sensitive areas requiring management, buffer strips, types of fences. and factors to consider More...

  • Probing Problem Wildlife

    An website with information on tools for limiting wildlife damage to crops and livestock and articles on species of concern. More...

  • Cattle Wintering Sites: Managing for Good Stewardship

    A document with tools for managing cattle wintering sites, including information on runoff risks, water supplies, cattle density and feeding area management. Four case studies are included in the More...

  • Remote Pasture Water Systems for Livestock

    A factsheet with information on alternative watering systems including access ramps, water storage, water hauling, animal operated pasture pumps, pipelines, gas, solar and wind powered pump systems More...

  • Livestock Watering Systems

    A livestock water system is one important tool available to livestock producers to help them manage their resources to maximize production and protect the environment. A livestock water system can More...

  • Alternatives to Direct Access Livestock Watering

    A factsheet that discusses management alternatives to direct access watering, from pasture management practices, to remote watering systems. More...

  • Riparian Area Management

    A factsheet explaining the value of healthy riparian areas, and methods to manage livestock use of the riparian zone while maintaining the integrity of water, soils and vegetation. More...

  • Protecting Your Shorelands for Better Farming and Ranching

    A code of practices for the management of shorelands which pays off in a range of benefits for livestock from cleaner water to better forages, and fish and wildlife habitat. More...

  • Caring for the Green Zone: Riparian Areas and Grazing Management

    A comprehensive booklet, from the Cows and Fish program, on riparian areas and grazing management with basic information on riparian areas and their importance. Grazing management issues are More...

  • Buffers Protect the Environment

    This Extension Note describes several kinds of buffers and identifies sources to help you develop buffers on your property. The Note features sections on: Why plant buffers More...

  • The Dos and Don'ts of Wetland Construction

    Garbisch, Edgar. W. 2003. The Dos and Don'ts of Wetland Construction: Creation, Restoration and Enhancement. Environmental Concern Inc. St. Michaels, Maryland. Based on 30 years of experience, More...

  • The Wise Use of Peatlands

    Produced by the International Mire Conservation Group (MCG) and the International Peat Society (IPS), the manual contains background, principles and detailed guidelines including a framework for More...

  • Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape

    Campbell, C. and M. Ogden. 1999. Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape. John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd. Toronto, ON. 24 pp. Constructed wetlands are gaining worldwide acceptance as More...

  • On the Living Edge: Your Handbook for Waterfront Living

    Written by and for waterfront residents, this user-friendly handbook provides the practical information you need to enjoy and protect your natural surroundings and investments. Includes More...

  • The Dock Primer - A Cottager's Guide

    The Dock Primer: A Cottager's Guide to Waterfront-Friendly Docks is a publication that points both the confirmed do-it-yourselfer and the equally confirmed purchase-it-yourselfer in the direction of More...

  • FrogWatch

    Monitoring frog and toad populations is one way to check the health of wetland areas. This site describes how to track changes in frog and toad populations by listen for their calls during mating More...

  • Farm Fencing Systems

    This Factsheet discusses the various fencing systems available, their application and approximate costs. More...

  • Alternative Livestock Watering Systems

    A factsheet with information on pump systems that obtain their power on site from livestock, flowing water, wind and sun. Pump and supplier information is also provided. More...

  • Dock Design with the Environment in Mind

    This interactive CD-ROM allows the viewer to 'build' a dock while minimizing impacts to eelgrass habitat. Emphasizing the ecological importance of healthy eelgrass meadows, the CD demonstrates how a More...

  • Guidelines for Controlling Beavers and Preventing Roadway Damage

    This journal article presents a beaver management approach that attempts to balance two points of view: those who enjoy beavers and those who consider them destructive pests. This article More...

  • Clemson Beaver Pond Leveler

    The Clemson Beaver Pond Leveler was developed to meet two goals. The need to suppress the problem of flooding agricultural and timberlands was paramount. The second goal was to maintain or improve More...

  • Streambank Stewardship Fact Sheets

    The Streambank Stewardship series provides information about issues of importance to rural Saskatchewan landowners. Each fact sheet explains the issue, suggests solutions, and identifies the agencies More...