This project will install conservation practices on farms to improve watershed health. It will provide outreach, technical assistance, and financial assistance to farmers to (1) plan and implement whole-farm conservation, including forested buffers; (2) leverage state and federal funds for the majority of costs; and (3) help fill the remaining financial gap as an incentive for farmers to agree to install forested buffers.
Funded by: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Project Lead: Matthew J. Ehrhart
Collaborators: Brandywine Conservancy; Brandywine Red Clay Alliance; Chester County Conservation District; Mowery Environmental, Inc.; Red Barn Consulting, Inc.; TeamAg, Inc.
Project Years: 2017, 2018, 2019