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USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force Meets Sept. 8-9 in Sacramento

The USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force will meet for discussions on critical air quality issues relating to agriculture on Sept. 8–9, 2016, in Sacramento, California. Special emphasis will be placed on obtaining a greater understanding about the relationship between...

Post-Fire Disaster Assistance

Wildfires, especially those caused by human activity, can take a tragic toll on the people and landscape affected. In California the wildfire season is typically followed by the rainy season presenting hazards such as flooding, erosion and more to the already fire- damaged watersheds and...

Delayed Harvests Result in Benefits for Blackbirds

Through cooperative agreements with farmers in the Central Valley, an unprecedented 100 percent of rare tricolored blackbird colonies on agricultural fields were protected during the 2016 harvest season, according to Audubon California...

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.

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