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W8 Saving Farms and Saving Fish. What is the essence of the platform for the topic? (2-3 sentences) Farming which is done in an environmentally sensitive manner is a good neighbor for fish.

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W8 Saving Farms and Saving Fish

  • What is the essence of the platform for the topic? (2-3 sentences)

  • Farming which is done in an environmentally sensitive manner is a good neighbor for fish.

  • The goal is to use incentives to maintain viability of local farming while encouraging environmentally sensitive farming practices.

  • Three initiatives to accomplish the goal:

    • Improving farming’s bottom line

    • Keeping farmland in farming; and

    • Protecting and restoring fish habitat


W8 Saving Farms and Saving Fish

  • What aspects of the platform are headed in the right direction?

  • Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

  • Focus on three initiatives

    • Improving farming’s bottom line

    • Keeping farmland in farming; and

    • Protecting and restoring fish habitat

  • Increasing flexibility and certainty of regulations

  • Funding for incentives and PDR programs


W8 Saving Farms and Saving Fish

  • What improvements were suggested by break-out session participants? (top 3-5)

  • Increase scientific focus of paper

  • Tie together farm and fish language

  • Discuss success stories

  • Congruency, consistency and flexibility of regulations applied specific to site

  • Fish friendly labeling


W8 Saving Farms and Saving Fish

  • What questions still remain to be answered? (top 1-2)

  • How do we obtain and maintain political support?

  • How do we reach agreement on criteria to measure success?

  • How do we deal with farmers unwilling to participate?


W8 Saving Farms and Saving Fish

  • What happens next and who will be involved or responsible in the next steps?

  • Garner political and broad based local support

  • Determine appropriate role for Shared Strategy during implementation stage

  • Capitalize on existing partnerships and relationships between farm, fish, tribes, etc.

  • All stakeholders must share responsibility


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