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Partners vital in preserving agriculture in Bitterroot for future generations

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The Open Lands Bond was accredited by voters in 2006, permitting the county to promote bonds elevating $10 million for conservation easements Inside the valley. So far it has conserved 7,830 acres of land, by way of 32 accomplished conservation tasks, Making a community of farming and open land from Florence to Sula, creating wildlife corridors amongst sustainable agricultural operations. 4 extra tasks to be finalized Inside The approaching months, collectively with Sutherlin Farms, Yoder Farms and the Triple D Ranch, will convey The complete acres conserved to 9,589.

“As quickly as we consider a enterprise we rating based mostly on many elements collectively with The biggest method It is managed and its current and potential worth as working land for agriculture, wildlife and the preservation Of unpolluted water,” says Schroeder, “We’re fortunate to stay in a valley the place residents have prioritized preserving land by voting to approve this program.”

The Open Lands Program Wouldn’t be potential, however, with out the foresight of The biggest to Farm and Ranch Board which noticed The Want to protect agricultural and open lands amongst rising strain from enchancment Inside the early 2000’s. Right now The identical board works with agricultural producers and neighbors To Guarantee good communication about what it means to stay and play in a farming group.

“Agriculture isn’t On A daily basis pretty,” says Haydon Davis WARC Farm Supervisor and Proper to Farm and Ranch Board Member. “However It Is important. The teams working to protect agricultural lands in our valley are An important useful resource For every the group and WARC as we evaluation new alternatives for farmers to develop revolutionary specialty crops.”