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Agroforestry

Agroforestry is a land management system that combines the production of perennial and annual crops with forest plants and/or livestock on the same unit of land to increase yield, ecological benefits, and maximize ecosystem services.

 

Practices of Agroforestry

·     Forest Farming

·     Alley Cropping

·     Silvopasture

·     Riparian Buffers (Working Buffers)

·     Windbreaks

The Benefits

·     Combination of economic production with environmental protection

·     Increased potential to increase production and profitability

·     Providing diversity and flexibility into a production system

·     Increases in wildlife and beneficial insect habitat

·     Creates a more sustainable system

·     Carbon sequestration

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Emmett Wild

Senior Planner

emmett@skagitcd.org

office ext. 1015

mobile: 360.899.8761