New Partnership Gets Grant to Support Imperiled Tricolored Blackbird

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service today teamed with Audubon California and the Western United Dairymen organizations to announce an innovative new conservation project to boost habitat and outreach work for the threatened Tricolored Blackbird.

New Partnership-Driven Projects Boost Conservation in California

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in California announces six new partnership-driven conservation projects, funded under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), newly created in the 2014 Farm Bill.

World Soil Day & International Year of Soils

On Dec. 5, we join the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization and groups across the globe to celebrate World Soil Day and launch the International Year of the Soil, which begins in 2015.

Vanished Rabbit Reappears on Central California’s Dos Rios Ranch

Some exciting news recently came from a large wetlands restoration project now underway in Central California. River Partners, a nonprofit conservation organization, documented the first occurrence of a state and federally endangered rabbit on its...

San Mateo’s Jim Howard Selected as Conservation Planner of the Year

USDA-NRCS in California has selected Jim Howard the 2014 Conservation Planner of the Year. Howard, the district conservationist for San Mateo Co., has been invaluable to the county’s farming and ranching community, agricultural organizations, and local residents for nearly 10 years.

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