This project includes two separate awards of funds from DCNR. The combined efforts will install nearly 80 acres of forested buffers, including efforts to demonstrate multi-functional buffers where income potential from buffers for fruits, nuts, and salable horticultural materials are a motivator. These non-federal funds help fill niches for landowners who are either ineligible for or prefer non-federal options, such as some Plain sect farmers.
Funded by: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Project Lead: Matthew J. Ehrhart
Collaborators: Brandywine Conservancy; Berks County Conservation District; Chester County Conservation District; Crow and Berry Land Management; Mowery Environmental, Inc.; Red Barn Consulting, Inc.; TeamAg, Inc.
Project Year: 2019