Tag Archives: Soil Health


It’s 2022, and we’ve weathered another challenging year. Our ongoing public health crisis and seismic climate paradigm shift revealed a critical truth: we are in this together. The only way we can envision and enable a bountiful water future for all Californians is by working for change with and alongside one another. Us humans, the […]

Witcher Creek Ranch Receives 2021 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 Witcher Creek Ranch! 2022 Nominations Open Now Finding Balance The Nader family – Marie, Glenn, and their son, Alan – are dedicated to promoting water conservation […]

Doubling Down on Soil Health: Healthy Soils Week 2021

by Sarah Castle, Ryan Flaherty, Elliot Grant and Christa Harader Happy Healthy Soils Week! We’re thrilled to join the California Department of Food and Agriculture in highlighting this year’s theme: Solutions from Soil: Improving California’s Drought Resilience. Healthy soils are critical for drought-resilient agriculture and to combat climate change. Farming practices like cover cropping, compost application, and […]

Science Brief: Water Solutions in our Soil

Sustainable Conservation’s Elliot Grant and Kelli McCune work diligently to sleuth out soil health and conservation incentive solutions. We hope you enjoy this excerpt from the latest issue of our Thrive California newsletter. We can support healthy soils – and the water quality and climate solutions they provide – by bringing a time-worn method back […]

Feeding the Future: Solutions in our Soil

Missed the latest webinar in our new Feeding the Future series? We’ve got you covered with highlights and a full recording of the event. Sustainable Conservation’s Project Director of Conservation Incentives Kelli McCune moderated a fantastic panel of experts who discussed soil-health systems thinking, beneficial practices, and our interconnected health. Our panel included Dr. Timothy Bowles, […]

Grizzly Gratitude Week: Celebrating Elliot Grant

This week, we’re celebrating our GrizzlyCorps fellow Elliot Grant for his great contributions to our soil health research at Sustainable Conservation. Elliot joined us to research soil health practices that might benefit water resources in the San Joaquin Valley and on the Central Coast, and he’s doing a fantastic job! Read on for a bit […]