New Insect Research Project with UBC

DF&WT recently began a three-year research project in partnership with the University of British Columbia. The study is examining the impact of DF&WT planted hedgerows, grassland set-asides (GLSA) and floral strips on beneficial insects and pests, and how these insect populations impact crop yields of blueberries. Other studies have shown that increasing semi-natural habitat on farmland can increase yields of …

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 …