Farming With the Wild

Farming with the wild is not a new concept. Farmers have often had to overlook wildlife preservation and landscape conservation to ensure short-term economic survival. But farmers can and should be encouraged to manage their lands more sustainably while protecting wildland values.



Learn about farming with the wild, working with nature, not against it. Livestock and predators can coexist with a little help from llamas, which effectively guard small livestock, such as sheep, from coyotes, dogs and other predators.
Learn about farming with the wild, working with nature, not against it. Livestock and predators can coexist with a little help from llamas, which effectively guard small livestock, such as sheep, from coyotes, dogs and other predators.
Photo by Daniel Imhoff
Poultry forage for a natural diet of grasses and insects.
Poultry forage for a natural diet of grasses and insects.
Photo by Daniel Imhoff
When properly managed, grazing can be both profitable and ecologically beneficial. Erosion is minimized, habitat is created, and fewer pesticides and pharmaceuticals are used.
When properly managed, grazing can be both profitable and ecologically beneficial. Erosion is minimized, habitat is created, and fewer pesticides and pharmaceuticals are used.
Photo by Daniel Imhoff
Bat houses attract bats, which are welcome residents on farms thanks to their pollinating abilities and voracious appetite for pests.
Bat houses attract bats, which are welcome residents on farms thanks to their pollinating abilities and voracious appetite for pests.
Photo by Istockphoto/Linda Charlton
Farmers can support pollinators and other beneficial insects by introducing plants that sustain them.
Farmers can support pollinators and other beneficial insects by introducing plants that sustain them.
Photo by Daniel Imhoff











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