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Leopold Winner Models Soil Stewardship

Next week, right on the heels of California’s Healthy Soils Week, is also the 101st gathering of California Farm Bureau Federation members.  This annual meeting gathers agricultural producers and stakeholders to shape the future of farming in California...

Soil Health and Carbon Farming Central to Mission of RCDs

The 96 Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) help address pressing statewide issues like climate change, reducing the impact of drought, protecting water, creating habitat for fish and wildlife, restoring critical habitat for endangered and threatened species, reducing the risk of...

Under Our Feet: The Fabric of Healthy Partnerships

To Hannah Tangeman, it’s the beauty of her Lassen County sheep ranch that inspires and guides her as she continues to look for ways to tend to its ecological health.   The ranch has been in her family since 1862 and has been managed and run by women of the family since...

Glenn County Leads the Way in Soil Health

Soil Health is taking California by storm. One of the earliest places it took root in the Golden State was in Glenn County. There, the local Resource Conservation District, in close partnership with the local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, responded to a core group of...

Carbon Capable Wetlands: Wastelands to Wonderlands

Wetland soils can contain over 40 percent organic matter while many California soils contain 2 percent or less. 

While celebrating healthy soils week (#HSW2019) and the many roles soil plays in our ecosystem—including carbon storage--wetlands deserve special mention...


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