Impact Assessment Tools

Tools provided through this effort will help farmers plan for risk and/or adapt their on-farm management techniques to increase their resilience to projected impacts.

Resilience to changes in water availability and rising temperatures can be improved on individual farms through implementation of agricultural best management practices (BMPs) or adaptations in management techniques. In addition, farmers can manage their farm to take advantage of a lengthening growing season and higher temperatures and CO2 levels.

The Snohomish Conservation District has done extensive research into resilience practices that could improve the viability of your farm operation.  As we complete these fact sheets, they will be made available below. We expect to complete the suite of fact sheets by December, 2018.

If you are interested in implementing these practices, contact Carrie Brausieck (include her contact info – not sure how you usually format this), Farm Planner, to see if you qualify for financial assistance.

  HAZEL BLUE ACRES FARM / 2017 PHOTOVOICE

HAZEL BLUE ACRES FARM / 2017 PHOTOVOICE

Soil Health/Crops: 

  • Agroforestry
  • Biochar
  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Integrative Pest Management - Coming soon
  • Cover Crops - Coming soon

 

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golden eagle north

Livestock: 

  • Managed Grazing - Coming soon
  • Silvopasture - Coming soon
  MARK LONGSTROTH (MSUE)

MARK LONGSTROTH (MSUE)

Water:

  • Water Collection (Cisterns) - Coming soon
  • Vegetated Treatment Areas - Coming soon
  • Water Breaks for Flooding - Coming soon
  • Irrigation Conservation - Coming soon
  • Drainage - Coming soon

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Funding provided by: National Estuary Program, NOAA, Stillaguamish River Lead Entity, Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program, and Floodplains by Design