Author Archives: Christa Harader

A Conversation with Sally Liu

Environmental Engineer, Rock Enthusiast and Sustainability Advocate

  In honor of Sustainable Conservation’s 25th anniversary, we are celebrating the thoughts and perspectives of people that have supported us along the way. Our first profile features Sally Liu, self-described “nature girl” and Advisory Board member, who has known and been involved with us since the early days of our Brake Pad Partnership. We’re…

Celebrating 25 Years of Successful Calif. Land, Air and Water Stewardship

Keeping California Leading When Sustainable Conservation opened its doors in 1993, we pledged to help California build a flourishing environment and economy by bringing diverse interests together, not diving them. Over the past 25 years, we’ve worked with everyone, from community business owners to legislators and farmers to corporations, to protect our most important resources…

Sustainable Conservation, Earth Genome Build Tool to Boost Calif. Groundwater Resiliency

Building a Toolbox for Smart Water Management California recently passed landmark groundwater legislation aimed to help boost critically over-drafted groundwater basins statewide and build a more secure water future for communities, agriculture and the environment. Groundwater is a go-to resource for drinking and irrigating farmland, especially during our state’s frequent droughts. Under this law, regional…

Reconnecting Fish to Historic Habitat

Location: Quiota Creek, Santa Barbara County Project: Fish passage improvement Restorationist: Tim Robinson, Ph.D., Senior Resources Scientist and Fisheries Division Manager, Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board Endangered Southern California steelhead are getting a big boost thanks to Tim Robinson, who’s working with his colleagues in the Santa Ynez Watershed in Santa Barbara to restore access…

Pescadero Floodplain Revitalized

Location: Butano Creek, San Mateo County Project: Floodplain restoration Restorationist: Kellyx Nelson, Executive Director of San Mateo County Resource Conservation District and Sustainable Conservation partner Pescadero is home to a tiny and vibrant farming community that’s also dedicated to preserving its natural environment. When Kellyx Nelson, Executive Director of the San Mateo Resource Conservation District, saw…

Bringing Back What Was Once Lost

Sustainable Conservation is dedicated to making it easier to restore California. Working to balance the needs of humans and habitat is a key priority to ensure resource resiliency for a bright future. One way we can help is by easing the time and cost of restoration permitting while maintaining strict environmental standards. We’re working with state…

C. Jeff Thomson, International Named 2017 Recipient of the California Leopold Conservation Award

Co-sponsored by Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation, the Leopold Conservation Award honors extraordinary landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. We’re proud to announce C. Jeff Thomson International as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious California Leopold Conservation Award®. The award was presented posthumously to Mr. Thomson’s family…

Sustainable Conservation, Calif. Dairy Industry Clean-Water Partnership Grows

Since we announced last year that we’re scaling our manure-drip-irrigation project thanks to a competitive USDA grant, Sustainable Conservation and our industry partners have been working hard to launch three additional sites to help dairy farmers manage their manure and water use in ways that protect the groundwater they and their communities depend on. Working…