10 Conservation Innovation Grants Awarded In California

Seven private companies and conservation and agricultural organizations have been awarded Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) in California totaling $497,625. These are in addition to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) national awards for organizations in the state for over $1.5… Continue Reading


Conservation Service Seeks Input on 2012 Preservation Priorities

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will hold its next State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Sept. 7, 2011, to discuss 2012 priorities for Farm Bill conservation programs. The meeting will be held at the USDA… Continue Reading

Disability Not a Barrier to Conservation Planning

Shasta County landowner Karen Freitas has worked with the staff of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) since 2009, when she sought help recovering from a devastating wild fire that had burned much of her 160-acre tree farm the previous… Continue Reading

Free Green Film Series Begins Friday with ‘Greenhorns’

What: Redding 2011 Green Film Series, featuring “The Greenhorns” and “The Story of Bottled Water.” When: Friday, June 24, 7-9 p.m. Where: First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding, CA 96001 Cost: Free! Introducing the opening of the 2011… Continue Reading


In a South Idaho Sturgeon Pool, Every Woman’s Fantasy

According to Marion Mahone, a school of farm-raised, American white sturgeon are living – and producing -every woman’s fantasy.

The fantasy begins in the waters of southern Idaho’s Snake River Aquifer. Here in the Magic Valley, near Twin Falls, pure melted snowpack is filtered to perfection through the porous paths of least resistance in ancient lava flows, creating perfect, crystal pools.

“We get the males out of there as fast as we can, and the girls … Continue Reading