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The association aims to preserve, protect and restore the diversity of native plants in California’s grasslands—the most threatened ecosystem in the state. The organization provides educational programs, training, and field experiences for members and the general public to accomplish its goals.

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Drought Dramatically Shrinking California Farmland

In the fall, rice fields in the Sacramento Valley usually shine golden brown as they await harvesting. This year, however, many fields were left covered with bare dirt.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Ecosystems and Rural Communities Will Bear the Brunt of Intensifying Drought

Drought, human-caused climate change, invasive species and a “legacy” of environmental issues are permanently altering California’s landscape and placing some communities and ecosystems at increasing risk.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report

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Image caption: People admire the inflatable version of Sacramento's iconic water tower on the Capitol Mall during the Farm-to-Fork Street Festival.
Farm-to-Fork Street Festival Returns, Bigger Than Ever

What to expect during Sacramento's 2022 Farm-to-Fork Street Festival on Sept. 23 and 24.


Image caption: Dig into daily tips provided by two master gardeners.
Welcome to Sacramento Digs Gardening

We’ve made our proprietary content management platform available for fellow publishers.


Image caption: César Chávez in 1979, originally photographed for U.S. News & World Report.
What’s the Best Way to Celebrate César Chávez Day?

Californians have the perfect opportunity to remember César Chávez by making March 31 a day of service.


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Holding Back the Bud Boom

California’s cannabis business is blossoming, but industry experts tell the Sacramento Bee that the state is leaving money on the table.


Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
California Dirt

What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.


Image caption: California’s three-year-old legal cannabis industry is already struggling. Here’s why.
The Crisis in California’s Legal Cannabis Industry, Explained

Cumbersome state bureaucracy and competition from their illegal counterparts has made life perilous for California’s nascent legal cannabis businesses.


Image caption: Some small composting facilities, made necessary by a methane-reduction law,  have been set up in or near community gardens.
Compost Belongs in the Garden

Californians Against Waste was one of the main advocates behind SB 1383, which requires California to divert 75 percent of its organic waste from landfills. California Local talked to CAW’s Nick Lapis to learn more about what it does and …


Image caption: At the dump, food waste is methane-producing garbage. At a farm, it's a valuable part of the food web.
Back to the Land, Not the Landfill

In 2022, California trash haulers will begin turning millions of tons of methane-emitting organic waste into a new cash crop: compost.


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