HARRIET MARSHALL (MSA95HM@wye.ac.uk)
Wed, 29 May 1996 11:56:37 GMT
Request for information:
I am a student in England, carrying out my MSc
project on the 'environmentally sensitive area'(ESA) scheme, which is
a government policy to encourage farmers to be more environmental in
certain designated areas which are considered of special importance
in terms of their ecological and cultural value, for example chalk
grasslands or wetlands. Farmers are paid to adopt a more
environmentally orientated farming approach, for example, on one ESA
farmers are paid to revert arable fields to grassland.
I am interested to find out about any other agri-environmental
policies in the USA or elsewhere, what have been the ecological
effects of the polices, for example if wildlife has increased since
the introduction of the policy, and if the policies are viewed as
successful by farmers and conservationists.
I would be grateful for any information anyone can send me, or any
references that may be useful.
Wye College, Ashford, Kent, England.