Author Archives: Sustainable Conservation

Restoration Projects Approved Since 2014

Below are the restoration projects approved since 2014 using recent Sustainable Conservation-initiated simplified permits, the Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Act and Coastal Commission coordinated approvals.

Del Norte County Waukell Creek off-estuary habitat enhancement Yontocket Slough fish passage improvement Humboldt County Baker Creek groundwater recharge ponds/stream flow improvement Martin Slough tidegate improvement Lower Beith Creek stream restoration Wood Creek aquatic habitat enhancement Strawberry Creek fish passage barrier and invasive species removal Marin County Stemple Creek stream channel improvement Redwood Creek/Green Gulch…

San Francisco Chronicle Letter to Editor

“Golden Age for wildlife” still far off for state’s struggling salmon

Salmon photo courtesy of the National Marine Fisheries Service/Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Sustainable Conservation recently submitted a San Francisco Chronicle letter to the editor in response to its story, “Lion in San Francisco a Testament to Big Spike in Wildlife.” We wanted to educate readers about the population and habitat struggles many of the state’s hundreds…

The Common Good: Working Together for a Secure Water Future Panel

Missed the live stream of our thought-leader panel, The Common Good: Working Together for a Secure Water Future? Click below to hear from diverse, expert perspectives on the various water issues stakeholders face in the San Joaquin Valley as we continue building constructive dialogue to keep California leading in comprehensive water stewardship.   Panel Speakers…

Recent Storms Fill Groundwater Recharge Basin Built by Public-Private Alliance

From construction to capture: Laguna Irrigation District recharge basin receiving flood flows for the first time. Photos by Scott Sills. Rain has returned to many parts of California, and we’re pleased to share an update on a multi-partner effort you may be familiar with: the Laguna Irrigation District dedicated groundwater recharge basin. An alliance of…

Sustainable Conservation Receives USDA Grant to Boost Clean Water for Dairies, Communities in Central Valley

We’re pleased to announce that the USDA awarded Sustainable Conservation a significant grant to support an innovative pilot project in partnership with the California dairy industry to boost clean water supplies for Central Valley communities. The Industry California is an agricultural powerhouse – the state’s dairy industry produces 20% of all milk consumed in the…

Congratulations to Lone Star Ranch, Recipient of the 2016 California Leopold Conservation Award®

Co-sponsored by Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation, the award honors extraordinary landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. Owned and operated by Mark and Dina Moore near Eureka, Lone Star Ranch models voluntary conservation practices that often exceed minimum regulatory obligations with extraordinary impact. This includes Dina’s close…