In May 2015, Tipton dairy farmer Frank Mendonsa delayed the harvest of his wheat field to protect an estimated 15,000 state-listed endangered tricolored blackbirds nesting in the field. Mendonsa worked with a project to protect the species as part of the NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The project educates farmers and uses incentive payments to compensate those who delay harvest to allow young birds in the silage fields to fledge safely. John Walker jwalker@fresnobee.com
In May 2015, Tipton dairy farmer Frank Mendonsa delayed the harvest of his wheat field to protect an estimated 15,000 state-listed endangered tricolored blackbirds nesting in the field. Mendonsa worked with a project to protect the species as part of the NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The project educates farmers and uses incentive payments to compensate those who delay harvest to allow young birds in the silage fields to fledge safely. John Walker jwalker@fresnobee.com

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