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RURAL LANDOWNER STEWARDSHIP GUIDE for the Lake Huron Watershed. Self-assessment for your environmental performance as a property owner. RURAL LANDOWNER STEWARDSHIP GUIDE for the Ontario Landscape. Self-assessment for your environmental performance as a property owner. Agenda. Introduction

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rural landowner stewardship guide for the lake huron watershed

RURAL LANDOWNER STEWARDSHIP GUIDE for theLake Huron Watershed

Self-assessment for your environmental performance as a property owner

rural landowner stewardship guide for the ontario landscape

RURAL LANDOWNER STEWARDSHIP GUIDE for theOntario Landscape

Self-assessment for your environmental performance as a property owner

agenda
Agenda
  • Introduction
  • Purpose of the Guide
  • Goals of the workshop
  • What’s in the Guide
  • How to work with the Guide
  • Worksheet and Action Plan (small groups)
  • Discussion (large group)
  • Evaluation and Commitment Forms
purpose of the guide
Purpose of the Guide
  • Help us understand how our actions affect the larger landscape.
  • Protect and enhance the quality of our natural environment.
  • By doing so, you will:
    • Help to conserve our natural & cultural heritage
    • Protect your investment as a property owner
    • Save time, money and frustration
  • To help YOU make a difference.
goals of the workshop
Goals of the Workshop
  • Begin to develop or expand environmental awareness.
  • Learn how we can improve our practices to mitigate negative impacts.
  • Work together to accomplish this.
  • Have fun!
what s in the guide
What’s in the Guide?
  • Introduction to Local Ecology
    • What is a watershed?
    • Why should we be concerned?
    • Local scale features
  • The Workbook:
    • 14 different worksheets
    • Each worksheet asks you to rate your activities on your property.
worksheet themes
Worksheet Themes
  • Getting to know your property
    • buying a rural property, construction
  • Water
    • wells, septic systems, runoff management
  • Gardening & Landscaping
    • water efficiency, buffers, trees, plant selection and use
  • Ecosystems & Wildlife
    • forest, stream/drain, wetland and meadow management
  • Miscellaneous
    • waste management, storage of fuels/chemicals, lowering your energy bill
how does it work
How Does it Work?
  • Pick the worksheets that apply to your property.
  • Read the introductory page, then use the worksheet to rate the topics that apply to you.
  • For each topic, there are four conditions each having a rating (4 Best to 1 Poor).
  • Circle the condition that best describes your property and mark your rating in the box on the right hand side.
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Find out where discharge goes

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Septic

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Wipe utensils

your turn
Your Turn!
  • Work through worksheet(s).
  • This is an individual assessment, but feel free to discuss potential action plan items with your group.
  • We will come back together to discuss action items.
thanks for coming
Thanks for coming!

Ashfield-Colborne Lakefront Association

Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition