Below are fact sheets and resources for people who are interested in making their land more sustainable through our Agriculture Resilience Plan. Please contact Carrie Brausieck with feedback or suggestions for our resources page at email@example.com or 425-377-7014.
Waterbreaks are linear systems of forested plantings planned and designed to reduce flooding impacts for adjacent lands. Waterbreaks moderate the flow of water in the same way that windbreaks moderate the flow and impact of winds across landscapes.
Agroforesty is a new name for ancient, sustainable system of farming that has been practiced around the globe for thousands of years. Agroforestry is a form of “multifunctional agriculture,” where harvestable trees and shrubs are combined with annual crops and/or livestock on the same unit of land.
Biochar is essentially charcoal. Traditionally it has been produced by piling wood, covering it with earth and allowing it to slowly burn in a limited air environment.
Conservation Agriculture (CA) allows us to realize multiple benefits to our landscape - soil resilience, agricultural productivity, and clean water - through a set of soil management practices designed to simulate a sustainable system (Shaxson et al, 2008).
Integrated Pest Management or IPM is an ecosystem-based approach that aims to keep pest populations below the economic injury level, while minimizing risks to people and the environment.
Managed grazing systems imitate the natural grazing patterns of large herbivores in savannah and prairie environments.
Rainwater harvesting is a method of storing rain that falls on roofs that would otherwise have run down drains, evaporated, or soaked into the ground.
Regenerative Agriculture is just what its name implies - it’s a way of farming the land while at the same time regenerating the natural functions of the farm ecosystem.
Silvopasture is the practice of grazing livestock under trees with the goal of integrating the management of three components: tree crops, livestock, and forage.