Reflecting a systems approach, the Integrated Watershed Restoration Strategy (IWRS) aims through its development and implementation, to adopt an integrated approach to addressing threatened or deteriorated ecosystem features and functions. The IWRS sets out landscape scale priorities for conservation actions; however,decision-making must always factor both site-level and opportunistic considerations (e.g. landowner willingness, specific threats, cost efficiencies, etc).
CVC’s Sustainable Forest Management Plan (SFMP) provides direction for forest management for the next 20 years (2021- 2040), with a review and update scheduled for 2030. The overarching goal of the SFMP is to maintain and restore forest health, improve biodiversity and strengthen the resilience of forests in the watershed – on lands owned by CVC, municipal partners, and private landowners.