In which the writer proposes:

Splitting conventional wisdoms and inspecting for rot.
Wrestling with the status quo.
Weighing environmental and economic absurdities.
Disentangling metaphors.

Saturday, 18 March 2017


Our full report on testing of representative rangeland (public land) streams in 2015 and 2016 is available in the link below.
As in previous reports, the patterns show that E.coli counts are almost entirely related to range-cattle presence or absence and that E.coli counts that could be attributable to wildlife (in the absence of cattle) are negligible or frequently nil.
The multi-year, multi-month scope of this study is unusual in that most studies monitor over shorter periods.
Our 2015-2016 results together with our other reports going back to 2007 provide compelling evidence that
E. coli contamination in streams relates directly to the presence or absence of range-cows.
Testing in 2015-2016 is a continuation of earlier studies, reported in earlier articles:

The 2013 Report has a full discussion of factors affecting stream contamination (in addition to tenure holders) including the roles of Ministry of Forests and Range, Forest & Range Evaluation Program, BC Cattlemen's Association.
 For all E.coli & Cattle related articles see our web page: