Communications

The Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices (WEBs) program has communicated to a diverse audience including scientists, academics, producers and the general public. WEBs information will continue to be available on this website, including new fact sheets and published papers.

Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices Publications

Reports

To mark the end of the first phase of WEBs under the Agricultural Policy Framework (APF), the program released a report entitled:

Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices (WEBs) Towards Enhanced Agricultural Landscape Planning: Four-Year Review (2004/5 - 2007/8)

The report summarizes the progress and findings of the program's first four years. It covers the project's biophysical, economics and modelling components at the seven original WEBs watershed sites. For copies of the report, please email us at webs@agr.gc.ca. Electronic versions are available on the Government of Canada Publications website

Fact sheets

Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices Program Overview. This provides a brief review of WEBs Program objectives, components and overall watershed approach.

Study yields key insights into the performance of beneficial management practices. This fact sheet summarizes the main biophysical findings from the original seven watersheds.

Tillage Trade-offs in a Prairie Watershed: Effects on environmental and economic performance. This WEBs fact sheet discusses biophysical and economic findings from a long-term comparison of conservation tillage with conventional tillage in the South Tobacco Creek Watershed, Manitoba.

Streambank Fencing in Southern Alberta: An analysis of the benefits and costs. This WEBs fact sheet discusses biophysical and economic findings from a long-term evaluation of streambank fencing to exclude livestock in the Lower Little Bow River Watershed, Alberta.

Factors affecting the adoption of beneficial management practices (BMPs): Quebec study may have national applications. This WEBs fact sheet describes study findings regarding the factors that may affect producers' likelihood of adopting certain beneficial management practices. The fact sheet material is based on economics research conducted within the Bras d’Henri and Fourchette Watersheds, Quebec.

Positive Effects of Small Dams and Reservoirs: Water quality and quantity findings from a Prairie watershed. This fact sheet discusses both the biophysical and the economic findings of a study into the effects of small on-farm earthen dams and reservoirs in the South Tobacco Creek Watershed, Manitoba.

The Economics of Beneficial Management Practices. Evaluating BMP performance at the watershed scale. This fact sheet summarizes the key findings and conclusions from all the WEBs economics studies across Canada.

Cattle and water quality in the Salmon River Watershed: Cattle exclusion fencing and related studies in British Columbia’s Southern Interior. This fact sheet summarizes the environmental and economic impacts of installing cattle exclusion fencing within three farms within the Salmon River Watershed, British Columbia.

Effect of Multiple BMPs on Water Quality and Runoff: Substantial nutrient loss reductions achieved in a small Prairie watershed. This fact sheet summarizes findings from a long-term study on the cumulative effects of multiple BMPs within the South Tobacco Creek Watershed, Manitoba.

Diversion Terraces and Grassed Waterways in Hilly Potato Land: Studies explore benefits and reveal possible trade-offs of these popular practices. This fact sheet discusses the environmental and economic impacts of installing diversion terraces and grassed waterways within the Black Brook Watershed, located in north-western New Brunswick’s Potato Belt.

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