An Eastern Shore farm partnered with Washington College to manage native grasslands for wildlife
Chino Farms is a working farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that has committed a third of its land to native habitat for wildlife such as the northern bobwhite. See how researchers from Washington College Center for Environment & Society have helped bring back this popular bird.
In 1999, Chino Farms in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, turned land that had been used for row crops into 228 acres of rare, native grassland. Now part of Washington College Center for Environment and Society’s Chester River Field Research Station, the grassland provides excellent habitat for species such as the northern bobwhite quail, which has seen declines over the past several decades.
- Produced by Will Parson
- Additional footage by Dan Small/Washington College
- Music/Audio: "A Certain Lightness" by Blue Dot Sessions via Free Music Archive