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.

NRCS California 4 Year Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2015-2018

The California NRCS Strategic Plan captures the priorities identified by our employees, partners and customers to continue delivery of sound voluntary conservation of our California natural resources on private land. Find out more about the actions we will be undertaking in the next 4 years.

NRCS Seeks Farmers to Flood Fields for Winter Waterfowl

Eligible producers are encouraged to apply by Nov. 7, 2014 - Record numbers of waterfowl are heading south to the Pacific flyway looking for migratory or overwintering habitat. A third year of drought means the birds are arriving in the Sacramento Valley...

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