Tag Archives: Conservation

Americorps Apprectiation 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…

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…

Collective Momentum: Latest Issue of Thrive California

Despite 2021’s many curveballs, we’ve shared a year of hard-won progress toward thriving California communities, farms, and wildlife. From the water pumped up from our aquifers that sustains us during droughts to the families who grow the food we eat, and the habitat that nourishes our plant and animal neighbors – our health depends on so much…

Burroughs Family of Farms Receives 2020 CA Leopold Conservation Award

Photo: Paolo Vescia The votes have been tallied, and thanks to our esteemed panel of judges, we’re pleased to announce that this year’s California Leopold Conservation Award recipient is Burroughs Family of Farms. Continuous Innovation 45 years ago, Ward and Rosie took over Ward’s father’s conventional dairy and beef farm. Today, they work with their…

Balancing California’s Water Future

A Vital Resource California’s groundwater – a critical resource in times of drought – is disappearing faster than we’re replenishing it. Our underground savings accounts are tapped, and we face a host of challenges like land subsidence, storage capacity loss and, most importantly, a dwindling water supply for California’s dry times. To address groundwater reliability,…

Meet the Central Coast Growers Building a Better Water Future

A Closed Loop In California’s Pajaro and Salinas Valleys, aquifers are it. With almost no surface water coming to the Central Coast from further upstream, the region depends entirely on dwindling groundwater. As local aquifer levels go down, the space left behind draws seawater into the fresh water supply. Nutrients from fertilizer also make their…

A Conversation with Sally Liu

Environmental Engineer, Rock Enthusiast and Sustainability Advocate

  In honor of Sustainable Conservation’s 25th anniversary, we are celebrating the thoughts and perspectives of people that have supported us along the way. Our first profile features Sally Liu, self-described “nature girl” and Advisory Board member, who has known and been involved with us since the early days of our Brake Pad Partnership. We’re…

More Profiles in Conservation

Giving Together for Generational Impact: Staying True to CA

Building a Sustainable Economy: Meet Adán Ortega

Seek, Savor, Share: Meet Sue Rikalo

A Lifetime Appreciation of the Outdoors: Meet Sally and Craig Falkenhagen

Farms and Fish: A Dooley Family Tradition