Join us for our monthly Chapter Board Meetings- be part of the conversation.

Have you been wanting to get more involved with our Chapter and wondering where to start?

In 2023, we are holding monthly Board meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 PM. For a link or more information, please use the ‘contact us’ feature on our webpage, here is the link:

We’re looking for assistance with our Newsletter, our social media and webpage. We’re looking for members to contribute to the conversation and provide input on our annual meeting along with other activities.

2022 Award for Outstanding Chapter and Annual Conference

We appreciate our National SWCS Organization for holding annual conferences and recognizing our efforts as a Chapter to continue our mission: Connect, grow, and support a community of individuals and organizations in California and Nevada with a passion for conservation of soil and water resources.

During the conference in August 2022, we were able to volunteer as moderators for a series of oral presentations- 12 in total. The topics ranged from “Assessing Land Health with State and Transition Models,” to “Performance-Based Payments for Conservation Adoption.” There were many more presentations with great topics and unfortunately we couldn’t hear them all.

Meeting our National members who organize and create all the magic was a great and long-awaited experience as well. We appreciate their hard work and efforts to keep such a worthwhile and rewarding organization running full steam.

I challenge each of our Chapter members, and members to-be to get involved and ask how to help us keep the momentum going- Here’s to an amazing 2023!!

Latest Webinar Recording is Posted to our YouTube Channel

Hello Chapter Members, please find the recording from our latest webinar “Leveraging Partnerships & Digital Tools for Expanding Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Practices in California and Beyond,” posted to our Chapter YouTube Channel HERE

A big ‘thank you’ to CA Resource Conservation District, The Desert Farming Initiative, and Terran Collective in association with Hylo for coming on as our guest speakers! We look forward to watching as your projects progress and believe in the great work you’re doing to bring farming networks together to assist in not only the sustainability of operations, but our natural resources as well.

No-Till Mini-Series Part I

Please follow along on our journey of highlighting this impactful collection of research that recognizes the landmark research and literature that has contributed to the scientific body of knowledge in No-Till.

Our first installment features a staff report written by Mike Lessiter and published in No-Till Farmer in February 2022. It highlights the work done by the North American No-Till Farmer Research List Project, chaired by Randall Reeder. This Article lists all 15 research projects and works of literature curated by the project and provides a brief description of each.

February Webinars Posted to our YouTube Channel!

If you weren’t able to join us for our live webinars, please hop on over to our YouTube Channel and view them at your convenience.

“Riparian Restoration as it Pertains to Southern California Diverse Ecotypes.” by Shae O’Keefe, CA Area 4 Biologist with USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

“Farm Edge Habitat Improvement for Pollinators: Lessons from Sacramento Valley Bee and Butterfly Monitoring.”, by COREY SHAKE – Partner Biologist, Working Lands

Point Blue Conservation Science & Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)