Author Archives: Christa Harader

2017 Leopold Conservation Award Finalist: C. Jeff Thomson International

When Jeff Thomson thinks about conservation, he doesn’t just think about his individual fields. From the people you work with to the practices you implement, stewarding the land and its resources for the future takes constant care and balance. C. Jeff Thomson International’s diversified operations and wetland management make them a fantastic candidate for the…

2017 Leopold Conservation Award Finalist: Rollin Valley Farms

  What does a sustainable dairy look like? Brothers Donny and Andy Rollin have been farming their entire lives with that question in mind. Sweet Haven Dairy’s commitment to animal, crop and environmental health make them an ideal candidate for the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award. The Rollin brothers are third-generation dairy farmers who came to…

2017 Leopold Conservation Award Finalist: Lundberg Family Farms

When we think of organic rice in California, there’s a reason why the first name that comes to mind is Lundberg. Lundberg Family Farms’ model of sustainability, from their fields to our tables, makes them a perfect candidate for the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award. A multi-generational farming operation begun in 1937, brothers Eldon, Wendell, Harlan…

Meet the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award Finalists

  When it comes to keeping California leading in conservation, you may be surprised to learn that landowners are key front-line defenders of the environment. Over 50% of all land in California is privately owned, and how people manage this land has a dramatic effect on our environment, from combatting climate change, to boosting clean…

Sustainable Conservation Is More Committed than Ever to Helping California Lead on Climate Action

More committed than ever. That’s Sustainable Conservation’s response to June’s news that the U.S. is pulling out of the historic Paris climate accord. Our bedrock belief is that we’ve got to work together to save the planet, or together we’ll lose it. We’ve proven over nearly 25 years that a healthy economy and vibrant communities can go…

Making it Easier to Restore California

Be it our coastlines, our desert vistas or our redwood forests, California lands are known and loved for their wide variety of natural wonders. We’re also a hot spot for biodiversity, with many plant and animal species flourishing here that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately, many of these landscapes, and the…