Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
Resource Pointer #322 (Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Ecoagriculture: Strategies to Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity, 2002* Jeffrey A. McNeely and Sara J. Scherr. Examines the idea that agricultural landscapes can be designed more creatively to take the needs of human populations into account while also protecting, or even enhancing, biodiversity. Focuses on tropical regions of the developing world. 296 pages. US$27.50. Contact Island Press, 58440 Main Street, P.O. Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428; phone (800) 828-1302; fax (707) 983-6414; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.islandpress.org/. An earlier report focusing on public investment is also available. *Common Ground, Common Future: How Ecoagriculture Can Help Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity, 2001* 24 pages. Available for free download at: http://www.futureharvest.org/earth/common_ground_bio.shtml. Contact Future Harvest Foundation, 1225 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036; phone (202) 223-1313; fax (202) 223-3545; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.futureharvest.org/.
*Farming with the Wild: Strategies for Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches, 2003* Dan Imhoff. Describes regional conservation programs attempting to revive threatened ecosystems by changing farming practices. Documents efforts throughout the United States to incorporate habitats into farming operations and restore ecosystem processes–such as flooding, fires and large carnivore predation–to agricultural areas. 184 pages. US$29.95. Contact Watershed Media, 451 Hudson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448; phone (707) 431-2936; fax (707) 431-2938; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.watershedmedia.org/.
*The Farm as Natural Habitat: Reconnecting Food Systems with Ecosystems, 2002* Dana L. Jackson and Laura L. Jackson, (editors). Argues for policies and programs that assist farmers in restoring agricultural landscapes to benefit nature conservation, rural communities, farm families and consumers in the United States. Provides examples of agricultural operations, primarily ranches in the Midwest, that produce not only healthy food, but also ecosystem services and habitats for native species. 297 pages. US$25. Contact Island Press, 58440 Main Street, P.O. Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428; phone (800) 828-1302; fax (707) 983-6414; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.islandpress.org.
*Bring Farm Edges Back to Life! Landowner Conservation Handbook, 2001* Yolo County Resource Conservation District, Describes techniques for establishing hedgerows and ponds and restoring native vegetation along roadsides, canals, field edges and creeks. Includes predicted costs of these projects and ways to get financial and technical support from private and public sources in California. 101 pages. US$15. Contact Yolo County RCD – Book Orders, 221 West Court Street, Suite #1, Woodland, CA 95695; phone (530) 662-2037, ext. 119 ; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.yolorcd.org/.
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