Farm as Natural Habitat by Dana L. Jackson
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Farm as Natural Habitat
By Dana L. Jackson

The Farm as Natural Habitat

Reconnecting Food Systems with Ecosystems 4th

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Foreword by Nina Leopold Bradley See other recent books by Nina Leopold Bradley
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Farm as Natural Habitat by Dana L. Jackson

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The Farm as Natural Habitat is a vital new contribution to the debate about agriculture and its impacts on the land. Arising from the conviction that the agricultural landscape as a whole could be restored to a healthy diversity, the book challenges the notion that the dominant agricultural landscape - bereft of its original vegetation and wildlife and despoiled by chemical runoff - is inevitable if we are to feed ourselves. Contributors bring together insights and practices from the fields of conservation biology, sustainable agriculture, and environmental restoration to link agriculture and biodiversity, farming and nature, in celebrating a unique alternative to conventlonal agriculture. Rejecting the idea that "ecological sacrifice zones" are a necessary part of feeding a hungry world, the book offers compelling examples of an alternative agriculture that can produce not only healthful food, but fully functioning ecosystems and abundant populations of native species. Contributors include Collin Bode, George Boody, Brian DeVore, Arthur (Tex) Hawkins, Buddy Huffaker, Rhonda Janke, Richard Jefferson, Nick Jordan, Cheryl Miller, Heather Robertson, Carol Shennan, Judith Soule, Beth Waterhouse, and others. The Farm as Natural Habitat is both hopeful and visionary, grounded in real examples, and guided by a commitment to healthy land and thriving communities. It is the first book to offer a viable approach to addressing the challenges of protecting and restoring blodiversity on private agricultural land and is essential reading for anyone concerned with issues of land or blodiversity conservation, farming and agriculture, ecological restoration, or the health of rural communities and landscapes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559638470
ISBN-10: 1559638478
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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This is a hopeful and visionary contribution to the debate about agriculture and its impacts on the land. The book challenges the notion that the dominant agricultural landscape - bereft of original vegetation and wildlife - is inevitable if we are to feed ourselves.

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Author Biography - Dana L. Jackson

Dana L. Jackson is associate director of the Land Stewardship Project in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Laura L. Jackson is associate professor of biology at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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