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2012-01-06 14:06:00

More than $30 million available for wetlands conservation in California, including the Grazing Reserved Rights Pilot Program DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private landowners interested in enhancing, restoring or protecting their wetlands with this year's funding may want to get their applications in soon. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Feb. 15, 2012, as the deadline for considering projects for 2012 Wetlands Reserve...

2012-01-06 11:39:00

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office reminds California's farmers and ranchers that Jan. 13, 2012, is the ranking period cut-off date for applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Farmers and ranchers interested in CSP need to submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline to ensure their applications will be considered for the 2012 ranking period. The program...

2011-12-19 14:01:00

DAVIS, Calif., Dec.19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has partnered with California's tribal nations to make $1 million available to help tribal farmers and ranchers put additional conservation on the ground. Tribal nations have historically had unequal access to financial resources, due to the unique and tradition-based conservation practices typically practiced by tribes, and this additional funding will improve...

2011-12-15 11:43:00

$131 Million Invested in Conservation in California in Fiscal Year 2011 Conservation planning and funding helped California's farmers and ranchers get significant conservation on the ground DAVIS, Calif., Dec.15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California worked hand-in-hand with thousands of farmers and ranchers, awarding $131 million to help them protect water, soil and air resources, wildlife, forests, and rangelands...

2011-11-22 13:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has honored four California Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) as "Outstanding Districts of the Year." The honors were presented at NRCS's partnership awards luncheon held during the 66th annual California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) conference in Stockton on November 9. The Outstanding Districts of the Year are: Glenn County Resource...

2011-10-25 12:16:00

Approximately $20 million invested in local farm and ranch communities DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office, with the California State Department of Conservation (DOC) and several farm and ranchland trusts, have had an historic year preserving 14 significant farms and ranches throughout Northern and Central California in 2011. NRCS and partners invested approximately $20 million in...

2011-10-19 10:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For those farmers, ranchers, forestry landowners and Tribes who are interested in applying for Fiscal Year 2012 Farm Bill conservation program-financial assistance, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, as the application cutoff for ranking consideration. This deadline includes all California Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentives...

2011-10-07 12:23:00

Project is investing $30 million into Santa Clara County's economy SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The $30 million Lower Silver Creek Project, near downtown San Jose, Calif., is now 40 percent complete. The project not only provides an estimated 400 jobs to the local community but will also alleviate ongoing flooding and enhance water quality along approximately two miles of the creek. The project led by the Santa Clara Valley Water District and slated to be...

2011-09-16 19:30:00

WEAVERVILLE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tiffany Hayes, district conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Weaverville, Calif., and Jim Fitzgerald, a geologist consultant, were formally recognized for their heroism in a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Jefferson Auditorium at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack presented Hayes and Fitzgerald with the USDA Honor Award in the category...

2011-09-01 06:00:00

Pilot Program in Mokelumne River Watershed Will Value Work of Farmers, Ranchers, Foresters to Enhance Nature's Services Like Clean Water SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sustainable Conservation, in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Incentives, Protected Harvest and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, was awarded a $372,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a pilot program to measure...