Shelterbelts as an adaptive farm practice

This report analyzes the potential for shelterbelts to reduce farm risk and increase resilience in a changing climate.

Background information about shelterbelts and their level of adoption of BC is provided, as well as case studies of the use of shelterbelts on specific farms.

The report includes an assessment of shelterbelts and their potential to support adaptation, based on the following criteria:

  • Effectiveness
  • Economic efficiency
  • Flexibility
  • Adoptability
  • Institutional compatibility

Key findings are provided, including steps to support practice adoption and areas for further research.

This report is part of a series of seven reports that reflect the findings of a 2013 cross-provincial study. Six reports focus on individual farm practices and a summary report provides a project overview and highlights additional findings.


Project Report - BC Farm Practices and Climate Change Adaptation - Shelterbelts - 2013

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