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Celebrating 25 Years of Conservation Easements

Easements are an important conservation tool, protecting ecologically vital wetlands, grasslands and cropland. To celebrate, NRCS California has produced a 2019 planner. Download it here.

University researchers and organic farmers to build soil as nature intended

A USDA grant will allow a group of California organic farmers to team up with researchers from the University of California, Chico State and Fresno State to determine whether tilling less soil on the farm will improve production of vegetable crops.

The aim is to duplicate the...

#FridaysOnTheFarm - Fifth Crow Farm

This Friday, meet the trio who runs Fifth Crow Farm, a 75-acre organic farm in Pescadero, California.

From day one, John Vars, Teresa Kurtak and Mike Irving – who met at UC Santa Cruz’s Farm and Garden Program – used a conservation...

Drought Assistance: Sometimes Old Technology is the Best Solution

NRCS is known for providing one-on-one, personalized advice on the best solutions to meet unique conservation challenges. Sometimes the best solution is not something expensive or new but is instead simple and time tested...

2018 California Envirothon at Wind Wolves Preserve, Bakersfield

The California Envirothon successfully held its 26th annual competition on April 7 at the Wind Wolves Preserve (WWP), a 93,000 acre region on the San Joaquin Valley floor. The current theme is “Western Rangelands Management: Balancing Diverse Views.”


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