Demonstrating Climate & Housing Sustainability in Yolo County

Recently, Conservation partnered with California’s Strategic Growth Council on a Housing as a Climate Strategy field tour of four projects that told the story of how environmental- and people-centered land use bring California closer to its climate goals. Why Yolo County? With a population just over 200,000, Yolo County is a heavily agricultural piece of…

Department of Conservation Announces New Grants for Watershed Health

Department of Conservation’s Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) awarded $2 million in grants for watershed restoration and agricultural land conservation projects. Each grant went to local Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) in Marin, Sonoma, Kings, and Ventura counties.  “These grants not only support important local projects, but also advance some of Governor Newsom’s key objectives: conserving working…

Protecting California’s Food Supply Through the COVID-19 Pandemic– [a webinar recap]

Supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 brought food security — and the resilience of food networks — to the forefront of discussion among policy makers. In particular, the pandemic has highlighted essential role of local farmers in ensuring a reliable and healthy food supply for our state and country. That’s why the American Farmland Trust…