Farming for a Future - Diversifying Working Lands

Claire Kremen is a conservation biologist at Berkley. Her work includes seeking techniques for preventing or reversing the loss of biodiversity, which is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. She believes diversifying working lands -- including farmland, rangeland and forests -- may be key to preserving biodiversity and feeding the world’s growing population. Learn More

Report Reveals That Women Could Be Key to Increasing Conservation
Nearly 301 million acres of U.S. land are now farmed or co-farmed by women. Research shows many female landowners have a strong conservation and stewardship ethic. They are deeply committed to healthy farmland, and animals, and could be the key to working land conservation Read More
Working Lands Important For Biodiversity
While wildlife refuges and other natural areas are important for conservation, recent research shows biodiversity on working lands — places where people raise food, forests, products or livestock — could be just as important for wildlife and plants. Read More
Feeding The World in 2050- Biobased Solution for a Growing Population
In Maine, an abundance of wood combined with mature forest and fishing industries, means we have the feedstock and infrastructure necessary to house some emerging biobased protein technologies. Read More



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