Get ready for the upcoming production season by increasing the climate resilience of your farm or ranch.

Resources and tools from the Climate & Agriculture Initiative BC (CAI) can help you prepare for extreme events or take steps to adapt to the changing climate.

Wildfire

Complete your farm/ranch wildfire plan to prepare for wildfire emergency and implement risk reduction before a wildfire hits.
Check out these short videos:

Watch a two-part webinar series that walks through wildfire planning considerations and actions. Preparedness workshops for farmers and ranchers are coming to the Kootenay & Boundary regions in the spring of 2022. Subscribe to the CAI newsletter to hear when the workshops are planned.

Flood

Use the Farm Flood Readiness Toolkit to assess your flood risk and prepare ahead flooding. This series of fact sheets and worksheets cover the following topics:

  • Creating a farm flood readiness plan
  • Determining your farm’s flood risk level
  • Reducing impacts through permanent and temporary floodproofing measures
  • Protecting livestock
  • And more!

Download the Farm Flood Readiness Toolkit

The impacts of floods on farms and surrounding areas can be reduced by healthy riparian areas. A new project is underway to help producers maintain and improve riparian health. Producer workshops and field days are coming this spring and summer of 2022. Subscribe to the CAI newsletter to find out when the events are planned.

Water management

These webinars can help you improve water management on dryland farms:

Want to optimize irrigation to save money, save time and increase yields? The four-part Irrigate Better webinar series can help! Topics covered include: 

Want to optimize irrigation to save money, save time and increase yields? The four-part Irrigate Better webinar series can help:

NEW videos and case studies will be coming soon! To be notified when they are available, subscribe to the CAI newsletter

Pests

These guides will help you identify pests, learn how and when to monitor them and implement options for control. 

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