Changes in land use in parts of the Lower Fraser Valley over the last 25 years have contributed to increased environmental problems associated with excess application to land of livestock and poultry manure. The resulting contamination of water, soil, and air is currently being studied under the lead of the Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks in a project entitled “The Management of Livestock and Poultry Manures in the Lower Fraser Valley.” The present report reviews the existing literature regarding the costs and benefits of some alternative management practices. This report surveyed the literature covering both the private and the social costs of manure-management options. The social costs of manure management options include the costs to society from manure contamination of the environment and comprise theincreased health care costs and lost human productivity due to deterioration in human health, threats to the financial viability of commercial and aboriginal fisheries, the loss in value to anglers, r
Wohl, Dr. Jennifer. 1996. A Literature Review of the Economics of Manure Management Options in the Lower Fraser Valley. BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks; Environment Canada; Fraser River Action Plan; BC Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food; Fisheries and Oceans; Fraser River Action Plan
Keywords: Lower Fraser Valley, manure management, NSP, Non Source Point Pollution
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