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About 90 Percent of Natural Wetlands Lost

California has lost approximately 90 percent of its natural wetlands areas, it's reported. Birds are surviving largely because of flooded rice fields, and though rice fields are a viable habitat substitution, the California Waterfowl Association has been concerned the birds...

Celebrating National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, 2016

The 9th annual National Pollinator Week kicks off June 20th and runs through June 26th. Nine years ago, Congress approved and designated a week in June as “National Pollinator Week,” marking a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations.

Conservation Client Gateway offers a new way to work with NRCS

Conservation Client Gateway is a secure new website that lets farmers and ranchers request conservation assistance, review and sign documents, track payments and much more.

Conservation Planning Making an Impact on Small Farms

Through NRCS’ EQIP program, Sutter County farmer Bee Vue (right) developed a conservation plan that included a high tunnel, mulching, cover crops and crop rotations. The purpose of Vue’s conservation plan is to conserve the farm’s natural resources and maximize...

Tricolored Blackbird Population at Atwell Island Continues to Expand

NRCS California recently created a page to feature timely topics and stories happening in the world of on-farm conservation. To help kick off the new page, NRCS California has been regularly...



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