Tag Archives: SGMA

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 […]

A Watershed Approach to Fire, Floods, and Drought

Missed the latest webinar in our Climate Resilience from the Ground Up series? We’ve got you covered with a recap of the event, and you can watch the full recording now! As always, many thanks to our generous webinar series sponsors: ESA, Holland & Knight, Iron Horse Vineyards, and Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery. Sustainable […]

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 […]

Water in a Warming World: Bonus Q&A

We kicked off our fall webinar series last month with a great conversation between CEO Ashley Boren and E. Joaquin Esquivel of the California State Water Resources Control Board. You all had so many amazing questions that we couldn’t fit into our time with Joaquin, so we pooled our staff’s brainpower for some answers. Read […]

Introducing Mikayla Tran

We’re excited to introduce a new Grizzly Corps member to our team this month: Mikayla Tran! Mikayla Tran (she/her) is excited to be serving with Sustainable Conservation in Modesto, California during the 2021-2022 GrizzlyCorps term. As a fellow, she will assess opportunities for SGMA and CV-SALTS to drive better outcomes in water and sustainable agriculture. […]

A Decade of Recharge Leads to Statewide Solutions

As California braces for drought and speculates about its severity, it’s easy to focus on “farms vs. fish” and other contentious headlines swirling in the news. Sustainable Conservation’s decade-plus of experience guiding groundwater recharge in the field and at the state level means we have a balanced view of our current water realities, and our […]

Dairy’s shrinking water footprint: a key piece of the SGMA puzzle

This article originally appeared at Dairy Cares. All photos courtesy of Dairy Cares. The implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and and other anticipated water restrictions pose major challenges for California agriculture. Without effective solutions, economists have estimated that up to one million acres of farmland will be fallowed, resulting in a revenue […]