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2021 Annual Report

Learn about what your support made possible in 2021 – from accelerating restoration to protecting water quality!

A Watershed Moment: Scaling Integrated Water Management

We dove deep into flood risk, floodplain potential, and environmental possibilities with our Water for the Future Program Director Aysha Massell. Now, we’re talking to our entire water team about why our DWR-backed watershed expansion is a watershed moment for Sustainable Conservation, and for California. We chatted about why scale matters when managing water, what…

California Dairy Sustainability Summit Showcases Water Quality, Conservation

Last week, the fifth annual California Dairy Sustainability Summit showcased the dairy industry’s efforts to build a more efficient, sustainable dairy sector in partnership with organizations like Sustainable Conservation. We’ve been working with the California dairy industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and protect our critical water resources for over 20 years,…

Americorps Appreciation Week: Celebrating Mikayla Tran

This week, we’re celebrating our GrizzlyCorps fellow Mikayla Tran for her great contributions to our water team at Sustainable Conservation. Mikayla joined us to help understand the confluence of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS) to drive better outcomes in water and sustainable agriculture. Meet Mikayla…

Almond Board of California Releases New Guidance for Groundwater Recharge

As California braces for drier times ahead, we’re making our own silver lining: planning and siting groundwater recharge. The more resources and knowledge we share with each other – be it on-the-ground experience with flooding fields or detailed research into how much water a particular crop can handle – the more flexible and impactful the…

Nominations Open for the 2022 CA Leopold Conservation Award

Marie and Glenn Nader of 2021 recipients Witcher Creek Ranch pictured with their son, Alan. The Naders’ decades of consistent, monitored and innovative restoration work and their community leadership demonstrate their commitment to natural resources conservation.  Know a California farmer, rancher, or forester who goes above and beyond in their care and management of natural…

Industry Alliance Honors Sustainable Conservation’s Work to Protect Water Quality and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions With California Dairies

Earlier this month, John Cardoza attended the Dairy Sustainability Alliance Fall Meeting in Las Vegas to receive our 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Community Contribution for our subsurface drip irrigation system that uses manure instead of synthetic fertilizers. We received the award along with our amazing partners Netafim USA, Western United Dairies, De Jager Dairy and Michael McRee Dairy. You can read more…

NPR Highlights Importance of Groundwater Replenishment in California

Don Cameron examines his almond orchard during a recharge event at Terranova Ranch. Photo: Paolo Vescia In case you missed it, this excellent story on how groundwater recharge can help balance our underground savings accounts features partners like Don Cameron, Aaron Fukuda, and U.C. Davis researchers. It’s also a testament to the hard work and…