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 […]
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.
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 […]
CALIFORNIA, San Mateo County RCD – One morning earlier this month, I joined a crowd at the Año Nuevo State Park parking lot. Lau Hodges from the San Mateo Resource Conservation District was one of the first to greet me. She handed me a survey. On a scale from […]
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 […]
CALIFORNIA – Nearly 150 cubic yards of shredded redwood will be handed out free on a first-come first-served basis, courtesy of Nevada Irrigation District and sponsors Nevada County Resource Conservation District and the Nevada County Fairgrounds.