Watershed planning is a way of integrating land use planning for our communities with other impacts in our watershed to ensure that all the resources are managed effectively. While many organizations and levels of government have a role to play it is at the community and local level where gaps in information and management is felt. The CVRD is in the process of developing Watershed Plans for the regions watersheds that provide water for our growing communities in order to identify threats and future opportunities.
The process is a tool used to identify threats on water resources and prioritize the prevention, remediation and improvements that are needed. We are characterizing our watersheds to support watershed planning in the region.