CALIFORNIA, Cachuma RCD – Carbon ranching is coming to Santa Barbara County, but farmers aren’t growing carbon — they’re putting it back into the ground. With the help of compost and cattle, native grasses can sequester organic carbon, enriching the soil and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere…The […]
CALIFORNIA, Solano RCD – The water in Lake Berryessa is blue and deep. Thousands come every year to enjoy the beauty of the area and activities on the lake. As a source of drinking water for thousands of residents in Solano County, it is important to keep the […]
CALIFORNIA, Gold Ridge RCD – Even small amounts of running water — less than a gallon per second — could mean the difference between life or death for juvenile coho salmon in coastal California streams…John Green is a project manager for the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District, who […]
IDAHO, East Cassia SWCD, West Cassia SWCD – Doreen McMurray, the information and educational specialist for East Cassia and West Cassia Soil and Water Conservation Districts, was recently honored for 25 years of service.
IDAHO, East Side/West Side/Jefferson SCDs – Trout Unlimited, working with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality’s 319 program, recently completed a bank stabilization and fisheries habitat restoration project to restore 1,800 feet of badly eroding bank…
CALIFORNIA, Tahoe RCD – Johnson Meadow, Truckee River’s largest privately-owned section, is now publicly owned by the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.The recent $8.315 million purchase of the 206-acre property now allows for a collaborative effort to restore the river, its wildlife habitat, and its public access.
NATIONAL – The U.S. Senate is poised to vote on a $145.1 billion agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019. The proposal passed unanimously out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 11. It details $121.8 billion in mandatory program funding and $23.3 billion in discretionary spending…
WASHINGTON, Palouse CD – Lincoln Middle School science teacher Marla Haugen was recently awarded a $10,000 Innovation Grant award by the Pullman Education Foundation for her Spartan Seed to Feed project…Twelve raised beds with gravel pathways will be constructed with the help of students, volunteers from the Palouse […]