Habitat Protection

Our Goal: To protect wildlife and their habitats through low impact harvesting methods and science.

At Pomona Farming, we take the extra steps necessary to both protect and promote the habitats that we share with the wildlife in and around our farmlands.

Going Above & Beyond…

When we acquire undeveloped farmlands, we seek approval from accredited biologists from U.C. Berkeley and then we implement their recommended practices to protect sensitive habitats.

Protecting Wildlife Habitats

We know that in the process of converting natural lands to agricultural fields, many operations put undue pressure on native wildlife populations.

Led by Science
We work with biologists to safeguard habitats at the outset. We partner with environmental specialists to conduct soil tests and identify sensitive areas like wetlands, vernal pools that host fairy shrimp and other various nesting sites. We then plan and map all crop-plantings and orchards focusing on the areas we need to protect.

Environmental Practices

Purposeful Planting
When laying out our planting strategies, we include native grasses and plant species to provide food and shelter. For example, we never mow, thin or weed the native milkweed growing along the waterways of our California properties, as this is the sole food source of monarch butterfly caterpillars.

But we know there is more to be done… when we learned that monarch butterflies and bees are actually threatened due to dwindling access to pollinator habitat in California’s Central Valley, we began to plant it. We are now broadcasting seed along the open water areas of our Oakdale, Dixon and Delta farming hubs to support butterfly and bee health.