Monthly Archives: September 2015

California Water Plan ENEWS – 9/23/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Celebrating California Native American Day with a water theme
  • Funding information available in Office of Sustainable Water Solutions newsletter
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers will be part of next month’s Sierra Cascades dialog
  • Sustainable Groundwater Management Act gets center stage at regulatory summit
  • Scientists group sets sights on objectives for sustainable groundwater management
  • Water conservationist brings his perspective to a California campus
  • Coalition asks to imagine what it would be like to spend a day without water

Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Webinar – 10/8/15

The challenges facing us in the Sierra Nevada in the form of drought, tree mortality, uncharacteristically large fires, poor air quality and climate change require bold action. As a result, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) launched the Watershed Improvement Program in March 2015.

SNC would like to invite you to join us for a webinar on Thursday, October 8, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., to discuss the present status and future plans for the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program and complementary California Headwaters Designation. SNC would also like to work with you to identify opportunities to leverage your organizational goals and projects through these two programs.

To review the agenda, visit the partner webinar page. To learn more about the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program, visit SNC’s webpage.

Please RSVP for the webinar by October 5, 2015. Webinar access information will be sent once you’ve RSVP’d.

California Water Plan ENEWS – 9/16/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Facts sheets provide water management strategies for California farmers
  • EPA water quality study looks at ways to deal with climate change impacts
  • Vallejo festival will celebrate water with four days of events
  • Webinar to provide update on Sierra Nevada watershed program
  • Yosemite will provide backdrop for annual CARCD conference
  • DWR Climate News Digest offers links to climate articles from around the world
  • Providing a framework for reusing treated wastewater for drinking water

Soil Health Mini-Grants – due 10/5/15

The National Grazing Lands Coalition’s mission is to promote ecologically and economically sound management of all private grazing lands for all their adapted uses and multiple benefits to society. The NatGLC recognizes grazing lands as a major source of watershed filtration, ground water recharge, and carbon sequestration, providing improved soil, water and air quality. The purpose of these grants are to facilitate the following: (1) demonstration of how improved soil health afects grazing lands sustainability (2) establishment of conservation partnerships, leadership, and outreach, (3) education of grazing land managers, professionals, youth and the public, (4) enhancement of technical capabilities, and (5) improvement in the understanding of the values and multiple services that grazing lands provide. Projects must include soil health as it relates to grazing lands sustainability and include at least one of the following components: demonstration projects; field days; workshops; or publication and/or media development and distribution.  Click here for more information.

California Water Plan ENEWS – 8/9/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:

  • South Lahontan chapter completes regional reports for groundwater update
  • New look for Water Use Efficiency makes it easier to apply for funding
  • Proposition 1 workshop will collect input on $510 million in IRWM grant funding
  • Discussion of direct potable reuse set for this month in Berkeley
  • California Water Commission sets agenda for two-day meeting this month
  • Annual conference will provide outlook for California agriculture in 2016
  • Looking to strike a balance between food production and water demands

California Water Plan Enews – 9/2/15

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:

  • Three groundwater update chapters posted, webinar to be held next week
  • Final meeting on basin boundary modification set for tomorrow
  • Water video explains the value of services provided by utilities
  • Mountain counties association to take a look at water issues in the Delta
  • Save the date for a workshop on a list of priority natural resources
  • Desalination strategies and technologies highlight two-day conference