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Wetland Farming


Standing water and thousands of hungry birds usually mean death to a farmer’s crops. See why a few people in Oregon are intentionally turning to a new form of farming. They’re growing wetlands. Willamette Valley farmer Mark Knaupp’s Mud Slough wetland is such an example. Also called a wetland mitigation bank Mark has partnered with the The Wetlands Conservancy to help restore vital habitat.

First Broadcast: 2008
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographers: Todd Sonflieth, Michael Bendixen, Nick Fisher
Editor: Michael Bendixen

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Feral Pigs; Fish Cam; Siletz Photo Essay; Wetland Farming

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2011
Original Broadcast: February 19, 2009