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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Feeding the Future: Solutions in our Soil

To wrap up our Feeding the Future series, we got down to the foundation of our food system – the soil. It's no secret that healthy soils are vital to healthy food, but we dug deeper to explore the climate and drought solutions living beneath our feet.

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Watch: Feeding the Future - Can Dairies be Environmentally Sustainable?

Join us as we shed light on the complex world of dairying. Our panel of experts discussed the controversy over dairies’ contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, other important environmental considerations, and what California dairies are doing to address these challenges.

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Meet the Falkenhagens

Learn why Sally and Craig Falkenhagen love the outdoors, and why they're long-time supporters of Sustainable Conservation

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Welcoming Sarah Castle & Charles Delgado

We recently welcomed Senior Analyst Sarah Castle and Policy Director Charles Delgado to our team. Learn more about our new staff members!

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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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“Sustainable Conservation is a standout among its peers for taking the time to understand the issues farmers face, crafting solutions which benefit everyone and endure over the long-haul.”

Paul Sousa, Environmental Services Director Western United Dairymen

"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, Owner of Sierra Orchards Former President, CA State Board of Food & Agriculture

“From a growing population that’s stretching limited resources to a changing climate, California faces some big challenges. We’re lucky to have such a results-driven leader in Sustainable Conservation.”

Karen Buhr, Executive Director CA Association of Resource Conservation Districts

Sustainable Conservation excels at delivering the greatest impact with every contribution – real, lasting change for our environment and people. They have been a tremendous investment for the Foundation in building a better future for California.”

— Laurie Dachs, President and Vice Chair,
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation