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Agricultural Best Management Practices and Buffers for Middle Schuylkill Focus Area

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Farmers receive assistance to plan and implement at least 80 agricultural best management practices (BMPs) on the condition that they also install forested buffers on their streams. Funded by: National…

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:…

A streamside buffer after seven years of growth.

Chesapeake Bay Program Tours Denlinger Farm

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Stewardship projects on the farm are helping to restore water quality in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the Chesapeake Bay.

Three brook trout in a stream.

Bringing Eastern Brook Trout Back to Red Clay Creek

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In Pennsylvania, property owners and farmers are transforming their lands to restore a stream’s health and its native fish.

A crew of four men work on a newly planted riparian buffer.

Cutting Waste in the Reforestation of Riparian Zones

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New research on buffer plantings seeks to reduce plastic waste, maintenance costs, and the mortality of planted trees and shrubs.

How to Properly Install Bird Nets on Tree Shelters

How to Properly Install Bird Nets on Tree Shelters

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Learn how to install nets to prevent cavity-nesting birds from being trapped while allowing the young tree to grow out of the shelter without being entangled.

Still from a how to apply stone mulch video.

How to Apply Stone Mulch to Protect Sheltered Trees From Rodents

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Trials comparing the use of stone mulch versus herbicides for rodent control around young trees suggest that stone is a superior mulch material and that tree survival rates are comparable between the two methods.

Still from a how to plant a tree in a buffer video.

How to Plant a Small Containerized Seedling in a Riparian Forest Buffer

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Watch step-by-step instructions on how to plant a tree in a riparian forest buffer and protect it from deer, rodents, and flood damage to increase survivability.

Stone mulch at the base of a sheltered tree, protecting it from rodent damage.

Stone Rivals Herbicides as New Method to Protect Baby Trees From Rodents

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During the first five years of growth, young trees need to be protected from chewing — from deer above and rodents below.