Supporting local farms that feed families and the birds!
Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation of farmland and wildlife habitat on the lower Fraser River delta 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. Through our stewardship programs, approximately $9.5 million has been disbursed to the farming communities of Delta and Richmond 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.”
The Grassland Set-aside Stewardship Program encourages farmers to plant fields with grasses and clover 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 Field Liming
The Laser Leveling and Field Liming Stewardship Programs supports farmers in managing their soils.
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
As one of the most exciting agricultural fairs in the Lower Mainland, this day provides visitors the opportunity to connect with real farms, real farmers, and real food. The event takes place at Westham Island Herb Farm.