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Range Camp; a great opportunity for local students

Range Camp is a week long program that has been organized by members of the California-Pacific chapter of the Society for Range Management (“CalPac SRM”) for over 33 years. The goal is to introduce high school students to the professional world of plant, animal, and landscape management. To do this, they invite experts in scientific disciplines related to wildlife, forestry, rangeland, and plants, as well as experienced professionals who are involved in managing resources of these kinds on a daily basis. They aim to make the camp a fun experience for the campers, and interesting as well.

The camp is run by a group of volunteers who take our personal time to organize each year’s event and serve as primary staff for all or parts of the camp throughout the week. They do their best to limit costs to the greatest extent they can without undermining the educational and social experience of the program.

The Yolo County RCD will be accepting application for full scholarships through April 20, 2018. Please complete the application below and return it to Sheila Pratt at pratt@yolorcd.org or mail to the Yolo County RCD, 221 W. Court St. Ste. 1, Woodland, CA 95695. Check out photos and additional information below.

If you have questions please contact Sheila Pratt at (530) 661-1688 ext. 17 or pratt@yolorcd.org.

 

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Volunteer Planting Days at Cache Creek Conservancy

Sunday, March 25th 10-12Noon

Wear closed-toe shoes and work appropriate clothes. Volunteers will work with staff to install understory plants important to pollinators, songbirds, and small mammals. Staff will be present to answer questions about native plants, wildlife, and Cache Creek. Volunteers will be welcome to take home native plants.Tools, water, snacks and gloves will be provided.
 
For more information or to RSVP contact James Mizoguchi at jmizoguchi@cachecreekconservancy.org or Tanya Meyer at or meyer@yolorcd.org.

 

Mobile Irrigation Lab

The Yolo County RCD is partnering with the RCD of Tehama to bring the services of the Mobile Irrigation Lab to gorwers in Yolo County. This is a limited program that will perform 10 irrigation evaluations per year for the next 3 years (2017, 2018, 2019).

This is a limited opportunity! If you are interested please contact Heather Nichols at Yolo County RCD, (530) 661-1688 ext. 12 or email her at heather@yolorcd.org. For more information see the flyer.

 

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Yolo County RCD Receives Award

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SACRAMENTO -The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has granted the 2013 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Innovator Award to five California businesses and organizations that use 'greener' methods to effectively control pests. This award is the department's highest environmental honor.

The IPM approach employs monitoring, record keeping and other non-chemical means to help prevent and treat pest problems.

"DPR is pleased to honor these innovative organizations who are applying skills of observation and biology to address pest management challenges using approaches that are both effective and ecologically benign," said DPR Director Brian Leahy.

Established in 1994, DPR has given more than 140 IPM Innovator Awards to organizations that take significant steps to reduce risks associated with pesticide use and share their research and practices with others.

The 2013 IPM award winners are:

  • IPM Advocates Program(Statewide): Trained volunteers assisted retail store employees in advocating for use of less-toxic products by store customers.

  • Contra Costa County Agriculture Department: Phased out 26 of 34 of their most hazardous pesticides, reduced use of the other eight by 83 percent and used other innovative techniques to detect and identify pests.

  • Scientific Methods, Inc. (Statewide): helped reduce insecticide used by California growers of almonds and other tree crops through monitoring and stringent integrated pest management practices.

  • UC Cooperative Extension, UC Berkeley, Yolo County RCD and Hedgerow Farms (Yolo County): Promoting and exploring the benefits of native plant hedgerows planted on farm edges to harbor beneficial insects, reduce pesticide use and provide other farm and ecosystem benefits.

  • Walnut Production Research Advisory Council Entomology Working Group (Tehama County): Helped walnut growers reduce pesticide use through techniques such as puffer technology to disrupt pest mating patterns.

For the full story see the California Department of Pesticide Regulation website at: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/pressrls/2014/140123.htm

 

Yolo County RCD Annual Dinners

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