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New State Water Board Permit Speeds Habitat Recovery Across California

We’re celebrating dual restoration milestones this fall! As you may know, a new U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service authorization was approved, and we’ve got more good news: the Statewide Restoration Permit (Order) was adopted and the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) was certified by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) by a unanimous vote! As you…

Assessing Opportunities to Drive Better Outcomes for Water and Sustainable Agriculture

Last year, we introduced you to Mikayla Tran, our 2021-22 GrizzlyCorps Fellow. We’re celebrating the culmination of her time with Sustainable Conservation, a white paper focusing on two comprehensive California water policies and where they can, and should, intersect. Mikayla studied the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term…

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…

HRE Act Celebration: Fish Passage Clears Way for Steelhead, Chinook, Coho

Photo: Mendocino County RCD In 2020, we’re celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the Habitat Restoration and Enhancement (HRE) Act by spotlighting all of the amazing habitat- and species-boosting work restorationists have done around California. What: Bridge Installation/Fish Passage Improvement Who: Mendocino County Resource Conservation District Where: Rancheria Creek, a tributary of the Navarro River A lot of…

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…

SDI Podcast Double Feature

We’ve got a pair of podcasts to share with you, starting with Dairy Stream’s recent chat with Ryan Flaherty, Sustainable Conservation Director of Business Partnerships and our friends Richie Mayo, farm manager at De Jager Farms and Domonic Rossini, agronomic relationship manager at Netafim USA. They talk about scaling the system from idea to industry…