The tall limestone cliffs and turquoise water of the Bruce Peninsula provide a variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Credit: Scott Parker
Sharing information on Best Management Practices is an important part of collaboration between the individuals, communities, watershed groups and governmental agencies at work for Lake Huron. Credit: BPBA
Exposed limestone bluffs at Cave Point, Bruce Peninsula.
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
Southern Ontario agriculture along Lake Huron’s southeast shore. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Sand beach and dune complexes are found along the southeastern shores, such as those pictured here near Pinery Provincial Park. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Lake Huron waters support a thriving agricultural sector, particularly in the southeastern portion of the watershed. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Volunteers engaged in stream restoration efforts in a Lake Huron tributary. Photo credit: MSIA
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
The St. Marys River flows from Lake Superior to Lake Huron, contributing 8 billion liters/hour to the receiving basin in Lake Huron. Photo credit: Mark Chambers

Best Management Practice Implementation and Monitoring North of Bayfield

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The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority has worked with the landowners near Bayfield to implement and monitor best management projects (BMPs).
Highlights include:
- Over 70 best management practices have been implemented since 2008,
- At the field scale we can measure reduced pollutant transport from structural BMPs, such as grass filter strips or water and sediment control basins. These reductions are more difficult to see at the watershed scale, and
- Applying a system of BMPs (to avoid, control, trap and treat water runoff) yields more significant reductions in total phosphorus at a watershed scale, as seen in modelled results.
Thanks to the local landowners and farmers have made obvious efforts to implement good practices and allow monitoring on their land! The ABCA gratefully acknowledges the support of Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Ministries of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Natural Resources and Forestry and Environment and Climate Change.

Nearest city or town: Bayfield, ON
Project start date: April 1, 2008

Project focus: Stewardship
Project contact: Mari Veliz

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