A Message from Ashley Boren

Sometimes, we need a reminder of what’s possible so we can refuel ourselves for the work ahead. Watch a special message from CEO Ashley Boren.

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California’s iconic species and lands are in trouble. Your gift helps restore waterways and revitalize wildlife in our Golden State, and now it can go 2x as far thanks to the generosity of the Emmett Family Foundation.

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EARTH DAY: Feeding the Future - Fighting Food Waste

Co-Founder and Chair of the Center for Good Food Purchasing, Paula Daniels, will moderate a panel of experts to discuss food waste, sustainable diets, and a circular economy approach that could both reduce food waste and boost more climate-friendly food choices.

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OP-ED: How Cutting Green Tape can Make CA More Resilient

Read our latest op-ed by CEO Ashley Boren in CalMatters on how California’s Cutting Green Tape efforts mean big wins for waterways and wildlife, and a substantive way to boost both our economic and climate resilience.

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HRE Act Celebration: Dam Removal on the Lower Tuolumne River

Learn how removing a hazardous dam helped boost aquatic habitat and recreation for the local community.

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Stronger for the Effort

CEO Ashley Boren shares a look back at 2020 and some insight into the challenges - and opportunities - before us.

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Burroughs Family of Farms Receives 2020 California Leopold Conservation Award

The Burroughs Family of Farms' conservation ethic, innovation and multi-generational leadership mean exceptional resources stewardship, and make them a model for farmland conservation in California.

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Paul Sousa, Environmental Services Director Western United Dairymen

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