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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Aldo Leopold, 1949

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

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Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

In other words, the treatment must fit not only the needs and adaptabilities of the land but the needs and adaptabilities of the farmer as well.