Please send this out through your networks- we're actively trying to learn about who is doing tree-livestock integration (aka silvopasture) in the northeast. And we'll be developing outreach materials based on the responses. Thanks!
Are you actively integrating trees, livestock, and forages on lands in the Northeast US?
Our team (Regenerative Design Group, Wellspring Forest Farm, and filmmaker Costa Boutsikaris) is seeking to inventory practitioners of any type and scale to develop and provide educational materials for tree and livestock integration (silvopasture) in the northeast region, including the states of CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT. Funding for the project is through the National Agroforestry Center (NAC)
We acknowledge that the word silvopasture is relatively new, and pre-dated by many traditional and indigenous land practices that manage woody plants and vegetation for livestock or animals. We are interested in hearing from any individuals and communities who have experience with tree and animal integration, whether or not they use this term.
As part of the project, we will be developing videos, case studies, and economic models for a land practice that can increase the health of livestock, sequester carbon, and improve on-farm resilience in a changing climate.
To participate, please complete a brief questionnaire with some basic information. We will not share any contact information publicly, and will only aggregate results in order to share a summary of the scope and potential of tree and livestock integration in the northeast. We will also seek to follow up with willing individuals to participate in the filming and materials development.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questionnaire Link: https://airtable.com/shrgPs1ajfwKCQXQT
I am in year 2 of doing a Silvopasture in Greene County, NY.
Grazing sheep in an old over grown agricultural field. I removed trees instead of planted. Kept oaks and sugar maples.
Contacting me is ok.