The Center for Agriculture addresses environmental stewardship from several complementary perspectives:
- protection of ecosystem integrity, water resources and biodiversity;
- environmental protection interwoven with best agricultural and ornamental horticulture practices;
- research and educational programs in public policy;
- development and implementation of tools and policies for environmental protection and land use.
Center for Agriculture Sponsored Research Projects:
Research projects in this area address an extensive range of topics, from wildlife ecology to biodiversity, water resources, land use and others.
Center for Agriculture Sponsored Outreach Projects:
This interest area provides a broad umbrella for efforts that either focus primarily on conservation and environmental protection topics or include those considerations among other areas for the support of specific agricultural practices.
Center for Agriculture Sponsored Integrated Research and Outreach Projects:
The projects in this category link scientific discovery with practical application in efforts focused on improved water resources management.
Center for Agriculture Teams and Program Web Sites:
The websites listed here are vehicles for the teams of individuals working together on an ongoing basis around environmental stewardship to present their work, offer resources and interact with their professional communities.
UMass Amherst Partner Departments and Schools:
The faculty of five academic departments and schools in the College of Natural Sciences as well as two departments in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Isenberg School of Management are integral to the research and outreach work described here.
Center for Agriculture Resources and Services:
This area provides links to online and downloadable information resources in topics in environmental conservation.