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Ranchers understand that the health of the land directly correlates with the success of their farms. Implementing stewardship practices, such as protecting riparian zones and wetlands wetlands not only safeguards critical habitats but also contributes to the resilience of the agricultural business. Contrary to common misconceptions, stewardship need not be prohibitively expensive; in fact, it can be a cost-effective strategy in the long run. The concept of ecosystem services emphasizes the inherent value of nature in providing benefits like water purification, soil fertility, and pollination, showcasing how investing in stewardship practices can yield returns through enhanced ecosystem services, thereby promoting sustainability and economic viability for Okanagan-Similkameen ranches.



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invasive species

water and irrigation

wildlife conflict

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