A conservation corridor provides a safe habitat for wildlife to move through open agricultural land and acts as a buffer to slow and capture any sediment or nutrient-rich runoff.

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Conservation Corridor

Conservation Corridor

Photo by Douglas Gayetong

Conservation Corridor

Location: High Ground Organics
Featuring: Organic Farmers Jeanne Bryne and Stephen Pedersen

“We’re most proud of the progress we’ve made with this property in restoring the native habitat on the conservation easement area, the hedgerows, the riparian corridor, and the increased diversity in the plants and wildlife in the area. And we’re also proud that we were able to make a living from being organic and farming in a way we think has a positive effect on the land.”

Instead of planting fence post to fence post, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps farmers with conservation tools that build healthy soils while also providing critical environmental benefits.

Harkins Slough is one of the few freshwater wetlands remaining in the area, sheltering nesting osprey and bald eagles.

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