- About Us
- Our Programs
- Farmland Wildlife
- History of Farming in Delta
- How You Can Help
Who We Are
Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust was established in 1993 by a group of local farmers and conservationists with an interest in conserving agricultural and wildlife resources in Delta, British Columbia. Today, Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the preservation of farmland and wildlife habitat on the lower Fraser River delta through co-operative land stewardship with local farmers.
What We Do
- administers our Stewardship Programs, which provides funds to farmers who establish on-farm wildlife habitat
- raises funds for the implementation of the Stewardship Programs
- liases with farmers to assess and refine agricultural management practices
- conducts research to assess the quality of wildlife habitat provided by the Stewardship Programs
- educates the public about the role of local farmland for food production & wildlife conservation
News & Events
DAY AT THE FARM 2014!
Do you know where your food comes from? Find out at our community event held on a real working farm on Westham Island.Read More..
NEW! MSc. Student Dru Yates competes in UBC 3 Minute Thesis CompetitionRead More..
NEW! DF&WT on Global NewsRead More..
DF&WT Hosts Young Naturalists' Club of BC
DF&WT teams up with the Young Naturalist Club of BC for a Grassland Set-aside monitoring Citizen Science Project!Read More..
Cover Crop Research Helps Refine Management
DF&WT research reveals the importance of planting date on the ability of a cover crop to support waterfowl.Read More..
- Get To Know SOME OF OUR WILDLIFE:
- Northern Shrike Known as the "Butcher Bird," the Shrike impales prey on thorns to attract mates and mark its territory.
- Lesser Snow Goose Snow Geese congregate on farm fields by the tens of thousands searching for potatoes, grain, and grass.
- Bumblebee These insects benefit farmers by pollinating crops. They find refuges in Grassland Set-asides and Hedgerows.