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California Stewardship Success Stories By Geographic Area

NRCS California is administratively organized into four geographic areas — Northern, Central Coast, Central Valley and Southern — each unique in its environmental and conservation strengths and challenges.

California Success Stories Map

Area 1 (Northern)
This is a land of contrasts. It's a short distance from the Pacific coastline to Mt. Shasta's summit at 14,162 feet. The arid basin and range on the eastside receives as little as 4 inches of precipitation annually. The lush redwood forests on the west side receive as much as 50 inches.

Area 2 (Central Coast)
Low, parallel mountain ranges supporting cattle ranches border the broad, fertile valleys of California's Coast and Bay Delta. A long, warm growing season supports an $11.25 billion agricultural industry with hundreds of crops that include localized dairy farms plus widespread ranching and specialty crops throughout the area.

Area 3 (Central Valley)
This area contains the nation's greatest agricultural producing region, which encompasses the San Joaquin Valley and central Sierra Nevada Mountains. More than 300 crops are produced, with annual sales over $12 billion. Six of the nation’s top 25 counties, in terms of agricultural product sales, are here.

Area 4 (Southern)
This area's terrain, climate, animal and plant life is amazingly diverse compared to most parts of the country. The geography ranges from valleys below sea level to peaks over 14,000 feet. Precipitation varies from less than 2 inches in some desert areas to 60 inches on high slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains.

 

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Area 1 (Northern)

Document Name

  • ACID Water Efficiency Improvement Project | Text | PDF; 575 KB
  • Cradle Valley Ranch Project | Text (coming soon) | PDF; 279 KB
  • Dairy Waste Storage | Text | PDF; 1.8 MB
  • Guardians of the Range Profile: Bar Eleven Ranch | Text | PDF; 416 KB
  • Guardians of the Range Profile: Landini Ranch | Text | PDF; 404 KB
  • Hedgerows for Habitat & Haven | Text | PDF; 730 KB
  • Juniper Removal Benefits Ranchers & Sage-Grouse | Text (coming soon) | PDF; 256 KB
  • Lafter Farms | Text | PDF; 410 KB
  • Landowner Profile: Amarjit Sohal | Text | PDF; 693 KB
  • Landowner Profile: John Anderson | Text | PDF; 238 KB
  • Landowner Profile: Robert Lammers | Text | PDF; 291 KB
  • Local Grower Thrives on Both New and Old Ideas | Text | PDF; 487 KB
  • Lower Susan River Watershed Partnership Project | TextPDF; 1.6 MB
  • Rice & Birds: Both Benefit from Wildlife Habitat Work | Text | PDF; 385 KB
  • Robert & Kathy Belden | Text (coming soon) | PDF; 2.2 MB

                                                      

Area 2 (Central Coast)

Document Name

  • Guardians of the Range Profile: Avenales & Canyon Ranches | Text | PDF; 416 KB
  • Guardians of the Range Profile: Running Deer Ranch | Text | PDF; 460 KB
  • Landowner Profile: Craig McNamara | Text | PDF; 217 KB
  • Landowner Profile: Kevin Chiesa | Text | PDF; 315 KB
  • Landowner Profile: Nigel Walker | Text | PDF; 373 KB
  • Landowner Profile: Russ Lester | Text | PDF; 262 KB
  • Landowner Profile: Thad Konzen | Text | PDF; 246 KB
  • Monterey Bay Conservation | Text (coming soon) | PDF; 740 KB
  • Northern San Joaquin River Water Quality Project | Text | PDF; 1.7 MB

Area 3 (Central Valley)

Document Name

  • African American Farmers of California | Text | PDF; 172 KB
  • Alaniz Vineyard | Text | PDF; 172 KB
  • Atsma-Cameron Dairy | Text | PDF; 176 KB
  • Boparai Farms | Text | PDF; 1.4 MB
  • Cal-Denier Dairy | Text | PDF; 180 KB
  • Cherta Farms | Text | PDF; 491 KB
  • Conservation Program Helps Dairymen Stay in Business While Protecting Water Quality | Text | PDF; 601 KB
  • Eduardo Ramos, Raisin Grower | Text | PDF; 197 KB
  • Gragnani Wetland | Text | PDF; 221 KB
  • Guardians of the Range Profile: Hallowell Ranch | Text | PDF; 416 KB 
  • Hall Ranch | Text | PDF; 193 KB 
  • Hueston Pence | Text | PDF; 229 KB
  • Lake Tahoe Soil Survey | Text | PDF; 258 KB
  • Minarets High School | Text | PDF; 197 KB
  • Northern San Joaquin River Water Quality Project | Text | PDF; 1.7 MB
  • Reader Ranch | Text | PDF; 246 KB
  • Robbers Fire | Text | PDF; 715 KB
  • Rorie Lin Gotham | Text | PDF; 186 KB  

Area 4 (Southern)

Document Name

  • Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food | Text | PDF; 504 KB
  • Southern California Fuel Removal | Text | PDF; 636 KB