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Targeted Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers

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In targeted portions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Lancaster and Chester counties, Pa., the project implements whole-farm systems of best management practices on about two dozen farms, restores about…

Stroud Water Research Center/Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Forested Buffer Partnership

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This project restores 30 acres of forested buffer in the west branch of Red Clay Creek and includes care after planting. The buffers are part of whole-farm work on a…

South Central Pennsylvania Conservation Partnerships

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This project helps about two dozen farms in Lancaster and Chester counties to install nearly 200 agricultural best management practices, including nine miles of forested buffers and nearly 21,000 acres…

Forested Buffers for Farms in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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This project provides funding for five farms in Lancaster and Chester counties in Pennsylvania to install forested buffers and any needed infrastructure to protect streams from livestock. Funded by: Pa.…

Healthy Soils, Healthy Streams Training, and Technical Assistance

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This project will conduct trainings on soil health and stream health for nearly 6,000 farmers, conservation professionals, and others. Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance will offer technical assistance on cover crops and…

Delaware River Watershed Initiative Rodale/Stroud Water Research Center Collaboration

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This project will enable a collaboration with Rodale Institute to advance knowledge on soil health and impacts on water quality, including a comparison of (1) cropping systems using tillage, (2)…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Buffers for Middle Schuylkill Focus Area

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This project will assist at least eight farmers to plan and implement at least 80 agricultural best management practices on the condition that they also install forested buffers on their…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers for Lancaster Focus Areas

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This project implements whole-farm conservation on all four farms in the catchment of a very small unnamed tributary to Pequea Creek in Lancaster County, Pa. The farmers are undertaking comprehensive…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers for Chester County Focus Areas

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This project implements agricultural conservation practices on three Plain sect farms in the Honey Brook, Pa., area. Funded by: Pa. Department of Environmental Protection Project Lead: Matthew J. Ehrhart Collaborators:…

Mitigating Agricultural Pollution of Fresh Water and Combating Climate Change by Restoring Soil Health Through Conservation and Organic Agricultural Practices

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Plowing, disking, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides have damaged the health of agricultural soils, resulting in reduced rainfall infiltration and storage, increased stormwater and pollutant runoff, degraded streams, and contaminated groundwater.…