In 2021, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) joined the Healthy Lake Huron Initiative and completed a subwatershed plan for the Tara Creek Subwatershed, including a Soil Water Environmental Enhancement Plan (SWEEP). This study helped GSCA connect with local landowners and beef producers and understand their needs, values and what best management practices (BMPs) would be most beneficial to them. Producers in the GSCA indicated they would like to implement stewardship projects related to alternative water systems indicating the group values water quality. The Watershed Plan indicated that land use was changing in the Tara Creek Subwatershed as more producers move from beef production to cash cropping.
GSCA is looking forward to highlighting and promoting local champions and has established an Agricultural Advisory Committee to build relationships with local farmers and agricultural groups.
Nearest city or town: Owen Sound
Project start date: January 11, 2021
End date: December 31, 2021
Project focus: Monitoring / Research
Project contact: Mike Fry