Inspiring Farmers

What opportunities and tools are we making available to help farmers adopt practices that support beneficial birds?

We are inspiring farmers to take action in planting hedgerows, field borders and windbreaks because they make farming so much fuller – full of life, from insects and lizards to birds and bobcats – full of color and buzzing and birdsongs – and full of lessons, the farmer ever alert to the signs by which nature is revealed.

A mix of educational and funding opportunities is offered for learning about wildways.        

Technical and Financial Assistance

We and our partners assist farmers in researching the best options for installing a wildway, and help them obtain funds to purchase plants and supplies.

  • Throughout California, we are helping farmers and their assistants with planting wildways (hedgerows, field borders and windbreaks) through California’s Healthy Soils Program, which aims to sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Contact us to find out about enrollment periods.
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) also offers support for hedgerows, field borders and windbreaks across the nation, with an aim towards clean water, healthy soil and better wildlife habitat. Contact your state office.


Education Opportunities


Tools and Resources