Working Lands with Audubon

Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 2012

Audubon California’s Working Lands Program recently established our Working Waterways Initiative, the goal of which is to increase habitat along agricultural water delivery and tailwater systems up and down the Central Valley. This initiative grows out of our Landowner Stewardship Program’s fifteen years of working with farmers and ranchers to develop habitat on their properties.

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What’s at Stake: the Sacramento Valley in California’s Water Debates?

Monday, Sep 17th, 2012

With all the attention and debate swirling around the water and political landscape in California, policy leaders should better understand the Sacramento Valley and the central role that water serves in shaping our special region. As a life-long resident of this region, I have spent my entire life gaining a deeper appreciation for the way our land and water resources work together to make the Sacramento Valley a truly unique and essential part of California.

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100 Years for a Moment: California Rice Experiment Station

Monday, Sep 10th, 2012

Last week I attended the Rice Experiment Station’s Centennial Field Day Celebration. It was a great celebration! A celebration of dreams and dedication: our ancestors who 100 years ago didn’t know what might become of rice in California, but they were inspired to begin the search to find out. A celebration of consistency and cooperation: investing … Continue reading “100 Years for a Moment: California Rice Experiment Station”

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The Value Of Our Water

Wednesday, Aug 29th, 2012

Water is valued greatly on our family farm and we have spent many years trying to improve the efficiency of our water use here. And this time of year is interesting in relation to water because we have about four to five inches of water in the field right now, but we’ll be harvesting these fields shortly.

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