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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…

Targeted Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers for Lancaster County Focus Areas

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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…

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

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This project implements agricultural best management practices (BMPs) and forested buffers on farms, which includes stormwater-runoff controls for barnyards and mushroom compost processing areas, new and seasonally earlier cover crops,…

Jeff and Sue Frey in front of farm buildings, photo courtesy of American Agriculturist.

Stroud Center Partners Named Mid-Atlantic Master Farmers

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Jeff and Sue Frey received a lifetime achievement award that recognizes exemplary role models of outstanding management, land stewardship, and community leadership. 

On the Road to Restoration

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Learn how far our watershed restoration program has come in nearly 10 years and where we’re going to help farms adopt science-based solutions that restore healthy streams.

Some Insights on Reforestation Methods

Some Insights on Reforestation Methods

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Watch a video presentation outlining our research and case studies on how to maximize tree survival and growth in forested stream buffers.

Greg Wilson with a small fish in a net.

In Memoriam: Greg Wilson

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It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our friend Greg Wilson, a force for good in the restoration of Lancaster County’s freshwater streams.

Donegal Trout Unlimited members next to a stream.

Greg Wilson and Donegal Trout Unlimited: Devoted to Repairing Streams

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Improving a stream along your property protects the stream, your land, and trout habitat, along with helping the Chesapeake Bay.

Mike Brubaker in a field at Brubaker Farms.

Brubaker Farms, a Stroud Center Partner, Wins Leopold Conservation Award

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The Stroud Center worked with the Brubakers on measures to protect water quality, including manure management, fencing cows out of Donegal Creek, and planting streamside forest buffers.

Pennsylvania DCNR staff work together to plant a shrub within a riparian forest buffer.

Mixing It Up: Riparian Buffers That Clean up Waterways and Produce Profitable Crops

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Stroud Center researchers have teamed up with Propagate Ventures to design and implement for-profit, lower-risk buffers that can provide a source of income for farmers.