We are soliciting sponsors for 2017 Range Camp! The California Range and Natural Resources Camp, held at Elkus Youth Ranch in Half Moon Bay is a unique opportunity for high school students to discover the science and management of natural resources from experienced professionals and university faculty. Please consider investing in the future of Yolo County's agricultural and natural resources stewards by sponsoring one of the 2017 Range Camp applicants.
This sponsorship can send one student to range camp.
Amounts less than $450 are welcome. Funds received will go towards either sending a student or providing a travel stipend to a sponsored student.
In order to plan for this years' recipients, we will need donations by March 31, 2017.
Thank you for your consideration of our request. Donations are tax deductible.
For more information about Range Camp, click here.
The Yolo Land Trust celebrates Mardi Gras
February 28, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Blue Note Brewing Co.
Join The Yolo Land Trust in celebrating Mardi Gras. Raise a glass to honor the life of Soil Conservationist John Weatherford. 10% of beer sales will be donated to the Yolo Land Trust.
On-Farm Clean Energy
NET ENERGY METERING AGGREGATION allows electrical customers greater flexibility in their siting and usage of renewable energy facilities. It can significantly reduce your electricity costs and make a renewable energy installation more economical.
This new feature of California’s Net Energy Metering program
was added early in 2014 through the passage of Senate Bill
For more information visit CalCAN
Healthy Soils, Quality Food
Scott Park, of Park Farming, has discovered the connection between healthy soils, a healthy environment and high-quality
products on his Sutter County, California farm. That connection benefits both his operation and the local cannery that
purchases his processing tomato product. https://www.youtube.com/user/NRCSCalifornia
Conservation Agriculture Videos Featuring Yolo County Farmers
The second segment of the Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation (CASI) six-part video documentary is on the CASI website, http://CASI.ucanr.edu. California farmers have tended to adopt “clean cultivation” systems, but research has shown that maintenance of residues from the previous crop or a winter cover crop helps improve soil and reduces evaporation from the surface.
Tuleyome Tales: Partnership Helps Eradicate Invasive Grass
Ravenna grass lines the edge of Cache Creek. Courtesy photo
By Victoria Brandon
A remarkable partnership project recently made great strides in eradicating a potentially devastating infestation of Ravenna grass (Saccharum ravennae) from some 70 miles of Cache Creek in Lake and Yolo counties. This invasive weed, which was deliberately introduced to California as an ornamental and has been described as “pampas grass on steroids,” could profoundly degrade riparian areas throughout the region if not controlled, and control is particularly difficult because so many of the plants are found in steep, inaccessible terrain deep in the Cache Creek Wilderness.
The control project was sponsored by the tri-county Cache Creek Watershed Forum stakeholder group, with primary management responsibility shared by the East Lake and Yolo County Resource Conservation Districts and Bureau of Land Management.
[ Read the complete article here on the Davis Enterprise Website]