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.

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.
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