Rattlesnake population rebounds in the county

CALIFORNIA, Calaveras County RCD – Just a year ago, snake sightings were down and rodent populations grew out of control throughout the county. But predators have rebounded as the summer sun replaces what’s left of the winter chill, and the reptiles emerge from hibernation. They are particularly noticeable at […]

June 2 event is celebration on Birch Bay beach

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD – Free beach fun for all ages is planned for the Beach Fest and Feast from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Birch Bay State Park…Educational displays, demonstrations and exhibits will be provided by the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, Orca Network, Birch […]

Tour of Little Lake Mitigation Lands on June 9

CALIFORNIA, Mendocino County RCD – As part of the Bypass project, Caltrans bought 2,000 acres of Little Lake valley to mitigate wetland loss and other environmental damage. Some acreage is in managed grazing and some is being enhanced and permanently protected for habitat under the management of the […]

Conservation Quotes

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Theodore Roosevelt

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.

Aldo Leopold, 1949

Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

Out of the long list of nature’s gifts to man, none is perhaps so utterly essential to human life as soil.