Ministry of agriculture announced that it is possible to apply to be inspected for biological diversity in the fields. In case they admit the field as valuable, I might receive additional money, which would help me pay the land tax and maybe buy animals sooner.
I tried to go through this procedure already before, but was always rejected, though I never met inspectors on my fields. So I thought it’s about what I write in my application.
First I thought that maybe I shouldn’ t apply all my fields, but only a part, so that people on the other side would not think that I am just another guy trying to make money just by owning a land. So I applied only some fields at the river.
Then I tried to expand description of the fields. Before I only wrote, that I had crex crex nesting there. That was not enough for them I guess. Some time ago I found a booklet explaining what plants are indicating biologically diverse fields. So now I took a camera and this booklet and went to identify plants in my field.
Later I found article about mistakes people make in application. So that really means they might just cancel it only by judging a paper person wrote them. Most important is, that it seems like I had to mention at least 30 different plants for a field. I did not thought so, so I might get cancelled this time, too.
These are my applications (in latvian, without maps):
I will inform you of the results after the end of summer 2013, when they finish observations. I am definetly not getting any money from this fund before autumn 2014. It of course will not change the way I shall treat my fields, so they are and will remain biologically diverse as far as they belong to me.