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▸Vol. 27 | No. 1 | Winter 2022
The Fraser River Estuary has gifted our agricultural sector with nutrient-rich, fertile soil that allows blueberries to become a local commodity. Due to the abundance of wildlife found in the estuary, the surrounding soil secures nutrients from the decay generated by deceased plants and animals. But as the estuary’s ecosystem continues to be threatened, and looming dangers of food insecurity become more present, one question remains: “how can we ensure the blueberry’s future is one of exceptional quality?.” (download here).
▸Vol. 26 | No. 2 | Summer 2021
A look at nature-based solutions being promoted to mitigate climate change and other environmental issues; research results from a recent University of British Columbia study that examined the impact of winter cover crops, grassland set-asides, and hedgerows on soil organic matter; and findings from DF&WT vegetation surveys of cover crop fields (download here).
▸Vol. 26 | No. 1 | Winter 2021
Recap of DF&WT 2020 accomplishments; article by DF&WT's field technician on the impact of climate change and sea-level rise; and results from a study conducted by UBC that examined changes in organic matter in soils across the Fraser Valley over the last three decades (download here).
▸Vol. 25 | No. 2 | Summer 2020
UBC MSc student- Carly McGregor- discusses a new multi-year project examining the impact of natural habitats on insect communities and crop yields; DF&WT's long-term partnership with the University of British Columbia; and BCIT intern- Sara Yeomans- discusses her summer internship project that is assessing the impact of cattle grazing on set-asides (download here).
▸Vol. 25 | No. 1 | January 2020
Milestone for Hedgerow Stewardship Program; Investment Agriculture Foundation Grassland Set-aside Project; New Research Project on Beneficial Insects; Computer Animator Turned Field Technician; and 2019 Day at the Farm – A Community Volunteer's Perspective (download here).
▸Vol. 24 | No. 3 | July 2019
Local Farmers are Doing Their Part to Mitigate Climate Change; Field Margin Habitat for Beneficial Insects; Hunters and Farmland Stewardship; 2019 Summer Solstice BBQ; and New Cost-share Rate for Grassland Set-aside Program (download here).