Ecosystem Services of Dairy Farms in the Eastern Fraser Valley: An Exploration of Two Case Studies
Detmar Schwichtenberg and Monica Pearson will present the results of a research and communication project spearheaded by the FVWC into the Ecological Goods and Services provided by dairy farms in the eastern Fraser Valley of British Columbia, and to understand how producers view their importance.
We developed a pilot process to identify relevant ecosystem services produced on two dairy farms, and interviewed farmers regarding the importance of those services to their operation. We mapped land use, evaluated ecosystem services production from particular land uses, and developed communication documents to share the information with other farmers. The case studies are intended as a tool for dialogue around the importance of healthy ecosystems and sustainable farm practices.
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