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AlangM Stein alstein at EIS.CALSTATE.EDU
Sun May 15 15:51:53 EST 1994

So Steve do you have any specific additions or deletions to this  opinion 
piece? On 14 May 1994, STEVE SCHAPER wrote:

> In a message dated 05-13-94 Henry Ford wrote to  All:
>  HF> 
>  HF> I don't know about physical environmental changes, but in Avon a
>  HF> project to encourage Barn Owls which live primarily off field voles 
>  HF> and mice, and which have been declining drastically over the last 50 
>  HF> years (beautiful white cream and gold owls) met with startling
>  HF> success when buffer strips were used along hedges, river-banks and
>  HF> ditches. The corridors that were provided were essential for the
>  HF> owls to reach new hunting grounds, and the Owls are now successfully
>  HF> breeding in the Bristol ( a city of some 300,000). Buffer strips of
>  HF> long grass have also been successfully used in agricultural systems
>  HF> using no pesticides or weedkillers, where natural predators can
>  HF> build up populations in the buffer strips, and forage in the field
>  HF> strips. Back to the mediaeval systems of farming(!) Henry Ford 
>  HF> 
>  HF> ---  * Origin: toadnet (86:86/200.0) 
> --
> |Fidonet:  STEVE SCHAPER 86:8012/9
> |Internet: Steve.Schaper at f435.n100.z86.toadnet.org
> |
> | Standard disclaimer: The views of this user are strictly his own.

alan stein
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