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Farms, forests, and ranches are most readily identified and valued for providing provisioning services that support food, forage, and raw materials production. However, when managed well, these systems can also be both providers and beneficiaries of a number of additional ecosystem services, including pest control, pollination, flood protection, improved soil health, and water filtration. A changing climate has the potential to alter many of the ecosystem services that are provided by and support agricultural and forestry systems, including food production, pollination services, pest control, and water quality regulation. Managing for adaptation and resilience can help stabilize production yields, and maintain the suites of additional ecosystem services we receive from our farms, forests, and ranches.

  • Pollinators

    Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants. Without them, humans and…

  • Ecosystem Services

    This field was planted by a Pennsylvania farmer planted specifically for pollinators.This field filled with flowers…

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