Sustainable Farms Need Sustainable Families

Friday, Aug 26th, 2011

My Dad died last week and I really miss him. I grew up on the farm doing something with my Dad everyday. When I came home from school, Dad and I would check fields in his truck, ride the harvester, or spend time in his office. My brothers and I could go to farm meetings … Continue reading “Sustainable Farms Need Sustainable Families”

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Advancing “Shared Value” in the Sacramento Valley

Friday, Aug 12th, 2011

Board rooms throughout the world are abuzz with a new approach to doing business under the banner of creating “shared value.” Shared value is created when companies generate economic value to serve their business interests in a way that simultaneously produces value for society by addressing social and environmental challenges. This approach was articulated in … Continue reading “Advancing “Shared Value” in the Sacramento Valley”

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Efficient Water Management for Regional Sustainability in the Sacramento Valley

Wednesday, Aug 3rd, 2011

As part of a larger sustainability initiative in the Sacramento Valley, water resources managers from throughout the region have come together to form a Task Force with an eye to continuously improve water management. As a first step to better understand and portray the Sacramento River watershed—the Task Force commissioned a technical report articulating Efficient … Continue reading “Efficient Water Management for Regional Sustainability in the Sacramento Valley”

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Yuba River Plan Provides Valuable Lessons on Teamwork

Thursday, Jul 28th, 2011

Restoring California’s waterways can be controversial, difficult and expensive. Nevertheless, for state agencies, including the State Water Resources Control Board, it is an important part of our responsibility. Budget limitations however, are changing how we fulfill these obligations, whether it is on the Colorado River, on the Klamath River, or on one of the richest … Continue reading “Yuba River Plan Provides Valuable Lessons on Teamwork”

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