Opportunities exist to improve soil management in order to increase carbon sinking or sequestration in agricultural and grassland systems.
Sea level rise amplifies hazards such as coastal erosion, inundation due to storm surge, extreme tides, and tsunami, and is projected to lead to more frequent and increasingly severe flooding. To respond to these threats conservation efforts on the 277-acre Waihe’e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge aim to mitigate impacts of sea level rise, promote habitat restoration, and support food security and community sustainability.
A new CBS News documentary “A Climate Reckoning in the Heartland” looks at how the devastating floods that ravaged the Midwest this spring are forcing farmers to reckon with a “new reality” with climate change.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agroforestry Center (NAC) aims to “accelerate the application of agroforestry,” which is “practice of combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems.”
Wetlands restoration efforts on this working farm protect human land uses and improve the surrounding slough system.
Working lands not only provide ecological and intrinsic values – they are offer security and protection of the county’s sources of foods and fiber and jobs for millions of Americans.
Generally synonymous with farmland or cropland, agricultural land is typically devoted to the systematic propagation of livestock and production of crops—to produce food and associated goods.
Aquaculture refers to the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments.
Working forests typically describe lands where forest products are actively harvested. Increasingly in the conservation community management for ecosystem services.