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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…

Groundwater: The charge to recharge water needs to be data driven

Article by Lois Henry, CEO/Editor of SJV Water, a nonprofit, independent online news site covering water in the San Joaquin Valley. Reach her at lois.henry@sjvwater.org and visit/subscribe at www.sjvwater.org May 12, 2020 – In the world of groundwater recharge, not all dirt is created equal. Where, when, how much and how fast water can best…

Scaling Innovation and Environmental Wins: Sustainable Conservation Partnership Receives 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award

This Earth Day, we celebrated 50 years of conservation consciousness at home – and today we’re celebrating all our work in the field! We’re pleased to announce that Sustainable Conservation, Netafim USA, Western United Dairies, De Jager Dairy and Michael McRee Dairy were honored with the 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Community Contribution…

Checking in.

Hi. How are you? We hope you’re staying healthy and finding moments of solace. We all have whiplash from reconfiguring our lives to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 in California, and worldwide. And while we can’t touch base in person right now, staying connected – for sanity, for support, and for planning our…

Give Sustainably with Our Free Holiday Gift Guide!

Californians navigated many challenges this year, but we’ve also come together to keep our Golden State leading, and thriving. As 2019 draws to a close, we’re taking time to gather with our friends, family and colleagues to reflect and celebrate. It’s also the time of year to give, and what better way to celebrate the…