Farmland Advantage expanded to Vancouver Island in 2021, working with farmers in the Koksilah River Watershed. The program contracted participating farmers in the watershed to compensate them for participating in an irrigation scheduling regime to improve instream flow during the summer months, enhancing water quality and quantity for fish and wildlife populations. Further north, Farmland Advantage is also working in the Black Creek Watershed, undertaking riparian restoration work such as invasive species management, native species planning, and bank stabilization.
Projects have been identified in the following areas:
- Cowichan Valley Regional District
- Comox Valley Regional District