Flooding an orchard

Building a Subterranean Savings Account to Weather Future Droughts

The ongoing drought has depleted our most precious resource as we struggle to fill the shortfall left by five parched years. We can’t live without water to drink and grow our food, but how can we balance these needs when shortages loom large?

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2016 Leopold Conservation Award Celebrates Efforts to Help California Thrive

Congratulations to Lone Star Ranch for receiving this year’s award – and for their decades of tireless work to enhance the important landscapes, water and wildlife under their care.

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Clearing the Path to Fish and Wildlife Recovery

The time to restore habitat for California’s imperiled wildlife is today – or yesterday. More than 350 of our Golden State species are threatened or endangered, with little opportunity left to rebound. The more quickly we can act to help save them, the better.

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Preventing Invasive Plants at the Source

Each year, new invasive plants take deceptively alluring root in our Golden State. By displacing native plants and animals, increasing flood risk, and escalating fire danger, these leafy culprits rapidly pose threats to the homes of people and wildlife alike.

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John Keller Vice President of Planning and Research, Monrovia
Learn How Horticultural Industry Is Protecting Calif.

"There's no other organization that has Sustainable Conservation's track record of catalyzing the farming community to solve California's pressing environmental issues."

Craig McNamara President, Calif. State Board of Food & Agriculture; Owner, Sierra Orchards
More about Farming Sector Boosting Its Sustainability

"Sustainable Conservation's power isn't just in bringing very different stakeholders - like industry, government and landowners - to the table. It's keeping them there until problems are fixed for good."

Kim Delfino Calif. Program Director, Defenders of Wildlife
How Dairy Industry Is Becoming Clean-Water Ally

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