Oakes Farms, Bledsoe, Tennessee
Farming and managing land for wildlife are increasingly interrelated goals for farmers concerned about conservation practices. Oakes Farms is an example of such a synergy. The manager of this property is an avid eBirder and makes intentional decisions to conserve landscape features for birds and wildlife–such as retaining and planting native plants. This farm is a model of how positive landscape features can be incorporated into our properties to meet business needs while also increasing the chances of supporting biodiversity on our land.