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A Working Landscape Seminar

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New England's Working Landscape - History and Future

New England Grazing Remerging

Grazers and Ecosystems

Examples in Central Massachusetts

  • Economics of grazing – Sarah Flack, VT 

Digging deeper into grazing and soil carbon, water quality, and biodiversity

One hour sessions on each topic. Each session: two 5 minute framing intros from moderators and 50 minutes of discussion.

Methods and incentives. Practical ways of managing grassland for economic return and/or conservation values

Panel to each give 5 minute intro on key example of what they do, then general discussion among panelists and audience.

  • Hawthorne Valley Farm - Steffen Schneider, NY
  • Livestock Program - Connor Young, The Trustees of Reservations 
  • Go Go Goats - Rebecca Brown, Weatherlow Farms Consulting 

Role of conservation organizations supporting and employing farming

Panel to each give 5 minute intro on key example of what they do, then general discussion among panelists and audience.

  • Maine Farmland Trust – Amanda Beal
  • MA Division of Fish and Wildlife - John Scanlon
  • Grassland Birds – Jon Atwood, Massachusetts Audubon Society
  • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust - Jamie Pottern
  • Franklin Land Trust - Will Anderson