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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...

Investing in California Conservation 2014-2018

The Farm Bill is the primary Federal funding source for private land conservation. Learn how NRCS in California has invested in conservation between 2014 and 2018...

Railcar Helps Bridge Lifelong Access Goal

Jeff Mack had a lifelong goal to get a bridge on his land to improve access to his cattle in the winter months. The Natural Resources Conservation Service used their EQIP program to facilitate that goal by repurposing a railcar and giving better and more reliable access to the property.

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