Whole-Farm Conservation Including Forested Buffers

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Funded by: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

This project expands the Farm Stewardship Program in Lancaster and Franklin Counties — the top two dairy counties in Pennsylvania. To address water-quality issues, whole-farm conservation with forested buffers is implemented. Farmers who install forested buffers receive incentives that can only be used to pay for other needed best management practices on the farm.

Project Years: 2014, 2015, 2016
Project Lead: Matthew J. Ehrhart
Collaborators: Red Barn Consulting, Inc., TeamAg, Inc.; others

Project details may change over the lifespan of a project. Details listed here are from the annual report of the most recent project year.