Sloughhouse RCD Conservation Planning Opportunities

Sloughhouse RCD was recently awarded funds through the Conservation Agriculture Planning Grant Program (CAPGP) which will fund the development of various types of agricultural conservation plans. The funded plans will promote conservation efforts which will help to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, adapt to climate change impacts, and promote environmental and agricultural sustainability for local landowners, ranchers and farmers. Farms must be in Sacramento County or Tuolumne County (we have partnered with the Tuolumne RCD to fund a handful of plans in that county).

Please use this interest form to indicate which Conservation Planning Activity you would be interested in. There are links to the full plans listed in the questions.

CGA Newsletter

CGA Staff and the Outreach & Engagement Committee has developed the first edition of what will be a quarterly Newsletter. This edition covers a brief history of CGA, the upcoming public workshops in November 2023, the Farmer’s Survey and its importance, and conversation tips and practices. Information regarding upcoming meetings, website links and contact information can be found in the Newsletter, as well.

Take the Farmer’s Survey!

The main purpose for the survey is to assess the interest of farmers/ranchers in participating in efforts to reduce water use as well as parallel efforts to increase water supply by engaging in managed aquifer recharge. We would also like to understand the types of incentives farmers would consider in exchange for their participation.  The information gained from the survey will be used to help identify approaches/options to reduce groundwater pumping in the Cosumnes Basin that are consistent with the interests of farmers/landowners. 

“Alone, we can do so little. Together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller (on the importance of community)

Cosumnes River Preserve