The Cowichan Watershed Board: An Evolution of Collaborative Watershed Governance

August 2014

This report is the first in a series that explores examples of watershed governance in action. The series explores how governance can evolve over time, and offers an understanding of specific successes, challenges, and barriers. This case study was inspired, in part, by the ongoing relationship between the Cowichan Watershed Board and the WSP. It offers a glimpse of the good work being done in the Cowichan watershed as the people there continue their efforts to build local trust, engage in genuine collaborative efforts to improve watershed management, and protect and enhance their home waters.

Rodger Hunter with Oliver M. Brandes, Michele-Lee Moore, and Laura Brandes

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