Using lessons learned from previous Soil Water Environmental Enhancement Plans (SWEEP) for the Garvey-Glen subwatershed, GIS analysis was undertaken for Eighteen Mile Creek to collect baseline data including soils, topography and land use, identify current issues, and understand landowner priorities. Long term goals for this project include keeping sediments and nutrients on the land and out of the watercourse by working with local input and landowner champions to implement on farm best management practices (BMPs). As part of this planning process MVCA, in partnership with a local landowner, undertook a profitability mapping study to help MVCA staff better understand the complexities of farm level decision making and the implications of land use changes. This project will help guide the continuing efforts in the Eighteen Mile Creek watershed and will help MVCA expand their efforts to all near shore tributaries draining directly to Lake Huron in support of Healthy Lake Huron efforts.
Nearest city or town: Lucknow
Project start date: January 11, 2021
End date: December 31, 2021
Project focus: Monitoring / Research
Project contact: Chris Van Esbroeck