Results from 2020-21 winter surveys now complete!

One of the core objectives of our organization is improving biodiversity on agricultural land. We do this through promoting the enhancement of farmland with wildlife habitat. Surveys are conducted annually to assess how well we’re meeting this objective. Surveys from the past winter included waterfowl use of farm fields and vegetation surveys of cover crop fields. Raptor usage of grassland …

New Research Project with UBC

DF&WT is excited to begin a multi-year research project in partnership with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Claire Kremen and Dr. Juli Carrillo are leading the investigation that is assessing the impact of hedgerows and grassland set-asides on insect communities. M.Sc. candidates Carly McGregor and Matt Tsuruda began their field sampling this spring. Carly is sampling for pollinators and …

Video Series on Vole Control in Berry Fields

Sofi Hindmarch of Fraser Valley Conservancy has released a short video series on vole damage in berry fields. The video series is a result of a survey focused on rodent control issues that Sofi conducted with farmers in 2013. Video 1: Vole Identification and Damage Video 2: Minimizing Vole Damage Video 3: Using Rodenticide