Central Valley Habitat Exchange

Over the last 150 years, more than 95 percent of the natural habitat in California’s Central Valley has been replaced by farms and ranches. As a result, native wildlife populations have declined. Today, California has the challenge of recovering these species, and the ecosystems on which they depend, while maintaining productive agricultural lands. The Environmental …

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Drought Busted?

After all these years of drought, it’s strange to hear the dire forecasts of the last week - the words ‘atmospheric river’ create a powerful mental image of a flood of rain flowing up from the south Pacific. It’s a so much better of a phrase than ‘Pineapple Express’, which sounds to me like a train owned and operated by the Del Monte corporation.

Hi-Tech Pulsed Irrigation Saves the Farm

  Last month I got to meet a couple of Madera county almond growers who overcame adversity in a big way. To Tom and Dan Rogers the drought was more than a business problem - it was a catastrophe when one of their two wells went dry and there were no well drillers available. they …

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