March No. 1

Internet-based Initiatives in Support of Forest Farming

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Forest farming is an agroforestry practice that intentionally cultivates edible, floral, medicinal, and craft products that grow underneath a forest canopy. It is an alternative to wild harvesting of non-timber forest products and can be used by landowners to manage forest crops and tap into existing markets while also enhancing product consistency and resource sustainability.

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Agroforestry Effects on Landscape-Level Snow Distribution

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Snow research has found that with adequate fetches, prairie landscapes can lose between 30 and 75% of annual snow water to sublimation. Sublimation losses depend largely on wind speed, fetch length, topography and vegetative features. Vegetative features such as shelterbelts both reduce the fetch and traps snow.

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