Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation of farmland and wildlife habitat in the Fraser River estuary of British Columbia, Canada through co-operative land stewardship with local farmers.
Since our establishment in 1993, over 85,000 acres of winter cover crops, 13,600 acres of grassland set-asides and 10 km of hedgerows have been planted and maintained.
Approximately $9.6 million has been disbursed through our stewardship programs to the farming communities of Delta and Richmond, BC to support agricultural practices that improve biodiversity and support long-term soil health.
"DF&WT is a model of cooperation that needs to be celebrated and supported in North America. As competing land uses put pressure on agriculture in Delta, it's important that farmers are supported in continuing to farm. If land is converted to other uses, our food supply and our wildlife habitat will be lost forever. We've been at a tipping point in our municipality for years. Agricultural land and farming must be a priority to ensure the conservation of both our food supply and important wildlife species."- Long-term supporter of DF&WT
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The Grassland Set-aside Stewardship Program encourages farmers to plant fields with grasses and broadleaf plants to restore the soil.
Winter Cover Crop
The Winter Cover Crop Stewardship Program helps farmers establish vegetative cover on their fields before winter.
Laser Leveling and Soil Amendment
The Laser Leveling and Soil Amendment Stewardship Programs supports farmers in managing and maintaining soil productivity.
Hedgerow and Grass Margin
The Hedgerow and Grass Margin Stewardship Programs assists farmers in planting native trees, shrubs, and grasses on their farms.
Day at the Farm
Every September 4,000-5,000 residents from across Metro Vancouver come out to Westham Island to learn all about and celebrate local agriculture.