Presentation on managing agricultural lands for habitat at Chestnut Hill Farm on Saturday

Above: A tractor sits at Chestnut Hill Farm

Chestnut Hill Farm plays host to active farming operations. It also plays host to a range of wildlife. So it’s appropriate that Sudbury Valley Trustees chose that spot to present a discussion on balancing farming and wildlife habitat. Here are the details:

Managing Agricultural Lands for Habitat

Date: Saturday, June 25, Time: 10:00am – Noon
Location: Chestnut Hill Farm, Southborough
Leader/Speaker: TTOR’s Ecology Program Manager Russell Hopping and SVT’s Director of Land Protection Christa Collins

Can a farmer get a good first cut of hay and still provide habitat for bobolinks? Join Russell Hopping, Ecology Program Manager for the Trustees of Reservations, and Christa Collins, Director of Land Protection for Sudbury Valley Trustees, at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough for a discussion of some of the apparent conflicts between active farming and wildlife habitat. While we don’t expect to solve all the issues, we do hope to provide information on the different types of wildlife that can thrive under the various grassland-like conditions we see in Massachusetts and to share resources for land managers and farmers charged with stewarding and producing crops in these landscapes.

The event is free and open to the public. You can register online here.

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