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World Soil Day 2018

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate Soil was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)...

Lundberg Family Farms Receives California Leopold Conservation Award

Lundberg Family Farms was selected as the recipient of the 2018 California Leopold Conservation Award®. Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for private conservation, created the Leopold Conservation Award to inspire American landowners by recognizing...

Conservation Awards Given for Planning, Innovation and Partnership

Conservationists lauded for helping Silicon Valley vegetable farmers, Fort Bidwell Indian Community and San Bernardino forest managers.

Conservation outreach to Cantonese farmers in Silicon Valley, a new partnership that enhances forests on Fort Bidwell Indian Community lands...

For Future Generations of Ranchers and Sage Grouse

With the help of a conservation easement, David Sceirine is safeguarding his family's ranch from future development while helping the Bi-State sage-grouse, an at-risk bird that lives at the Nevada-California line. 

California Invests Over $100 Million in Agricultural Conservation in 2018

California invested just over $100 million in a broad diversity of conservation contracts with farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners through the USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program in the 2018 which ended Sept. 30. This places California second in the Nation...


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