These resources summarize activities and findings from projects to develop livestock surface water and forage risk assessment tools.

The 2017 report includes a methodology for assessing risk to surface water within range units, which is outlined step-by-step. The report tests the risk assessment process on a select set of range units.

The 2019 report provides in-depth cases studies of three specific range units, identifies the water resource challenges, proposes water development solutions and provides high-level cost estimates for proposed water developments.

The 2020 report summarizes the details of the livestock water developments that were installed.

webinar series organized by ACARN provides training on how to use the risk assessment process and an overview of the pilot water developments.

The series of range unit maps can be used by range officers and producers in the Cariboo to inform future surface water planning. Each range unit has a set of seven maps, displaying:

  • Reference evaporation greater than 2 hectares
  • Water resource buffer
  • Ortho overlay
  • Primary range
  • Lakes
  • Reference evaporation greater than 5 hectares
  • Range development

Resources & Downloads:

Project Report – Livestock Surface Water Pilot and Demonstration – 2020

Project Report – Livestock Surface Water and Forage Risk Assessment Tool Extension and Engagement – 2019

Project Report – Livestock Surface Water Assessment and Options – 2017

Range unit map – Alexis Lakes – 2019

Range unit map – Alkali Lake – 2019

Range unit map – Asahal Lake – 2019

Range unit map – Axe Lake – 2019

Range unit map – Bald Mountain – 2019

Range unit map – Becher Prairie – 2019

Range unit map – Bidwell – 2019

Range unit map – Big Creek North – 2019

Range unit map – Big Meadow – 2019

Range unit map – Canama – 2019

Range unit map – Chilanko – 2019

Range unit map – Chimney Felker – 2019

Range unit map – China Flats – 2019

Range unit map – Deep Creek – 2019

Range unit map – Desous – 2019

Range unit map – Dog Creek – 2019

Range unit map – Dome Mountain – 2019

Range unit map – Dragon – 2019

Range unit map – Gang Ranch – 2019

Range unit map – Gang Ranch Sugarcane – 2019

Range unit map – Guy Mountain – 2019

Range unit map – Haines Creek – 2019

Range unit map – Helena – 2019

Range unit map – Hod – 2019

Range unit map – Junction – 2019

Range unit map – Knife Creek – 2019

Range unit map – Lynne Creek – 2019

Range Unit Map – Mackin Creek – 2019

Range Unit Map – Meldrum Creek – 2019