Resources

Manure Management Resources

Horse Council of BC is now offering a free, online course on manure management. There are also pasture management and water management courses available. Check out their website www.hcbc.ca for more additional information.

Horses for Clean Water running out of Washington State is an amazing organization devoted to environmentally sensitive horse keeping. There are numerous tip sheets available for purchase along with pictures of demonstration farms. Check out their website at www.horsesforcleanwater.com

Field Guide to Noxious Weeds and Other Selected Invasive Plants of British Columbia

The Province of British Columbia’s Manure Management page has lots of relevant information; information on horse manure management in particular is near the bottom of the page:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/agricultural-land-and-environment/waste-management/manure-management

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Alberta has resources for different components of composting on their website:  http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app19/calc/manure/manure.jsp

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has additional information on weed species on their website: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/poison.htm

To find information on how you can get involved with the Environmental Farm Plan of BC visit https://www.bcac.bc.ca/ardcorp/program/environmental-farm-plan-program

For those interested in the applicable policies view the Fisheries Act of Canada, the Drinking Water Protection Act of BC, or the Agricultural Protection Regulation under the Environmental Management Act of BC.

View our guides for a concise overview of applicable information:

Stream Crossing Guide
Land Management Guide