Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management Plan
Location: Fifth Crow Farm
Featuring: Farmer John Vars and NRCS District Conservationist James Howard
"This stream is the lifeblood of our farm."
How can farmers in drought-stricken areas maintain water security and meet their irrigation demands while protecting fish at the same time?
Fifth Crow Farm works with NRCS specialists to craft site-specific plans that pay careful consideration to fish and wildlife habitat and other biological resources. These plans allow the farm to draw water during off-peak hours, then store it onsite for later use. “Butano Creek is far from restored,” James says, “but we’re making some progress on water extraction issues by working with willing partners.”