After her farm flooded, this B.C. farmer went looking for solutions

Local farmers, government officials, and nonprofits, including the faith-based conservation organization A Rocha Canada, partnered to prevent further loss of land due to flooding. They planted fast-growing plants, like willow and cottonwood shoots, into the eroded bank to replicate the ecosystem before agriculture and development cleared the land. The method — low-tech riparian restoration – is a cost-effective approach that has mitigated land erosion due to flooding. The project also helped to bridge longstanding divides between participants.

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