Your Chapter Leadership for 2022

As we continue to settle in to a new year, we’d like to introduce you to your Chapter Leadership for 2022. Please take a moment and reach out to any of us if you’d like to learn more about opportunities to serve our Chapter.

Robert Roy, Interim President

Brandi Murphy, President-Elect

Sonya Miller, Past-President

Tom Esgate, Treasurer

Katlyn Lonergan, Secretary

Austin Avwunudiogba, Director

Celine Morales, Director

Erik Beardsley, Director

Pamela Hertzler, Director

Zahangir Kabir, Director

Catch our Webinar Recordings on YouTube!!

Hey y’all, if you missed the opportunity to catch our webinar live, we invite you to head on over to our YouTube page and subscribe to our channel so you’ll be notified when new videos are posted. Here are the recordings for your convenience:

Water Related Impacts of Cover Crops Webinar-Jeff Mitchell, Alyssa DeVincentis, Anna Gomes, Daniele Zaccaria, and Samuel Sandoval-Solis present a webinar on “Water Related Impacts of Cover Crops”. Sponsored in partnership with Area9 San Joaquin Valley Association of RCDs Partners plus the CA-NV Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.

CA NV SWCS 2021 Chapter Awards Presentation – California Nevada Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society present the 2021 Conservation Education, Merit and Media Chapter Awards.

Check out this article published in Morning Ag Clips December 23, 2021!

This almond orchard near Durham in Butte County, shown in 2017, was one of 10 sites studied to determine soil water content in cover cropped versus non-cover cropped almond orchards and tomato fields from 2016 to 2019. (Courtesy Photo)

New cover crop research can help groundwater sustainability agencies plan
Cover crops seem to offset their water use by improving soil moisture retention

CA NV SWCS Webinar Plant Materials and Conservation

Three fact-filled presentations on one video: “CFUS Herbarium & its role in Phenology Research” by Kathrine Waselkov, “Importance of the Plant Materials Program within Conservation” by Margaret Smither-Kopperl, & “Cal Flora and the Consortium of California Herbaria Database” by Cynthia Powell.

Click HERE to access this webinar and see our YouTube Channel.

CA NV SWCS Officer Nominations due by August 31, 2021

Positions to be Elected in 2021 and Associated Responsibilities

  • President
    • General responsibilities for the affairs of the Chapter, shall arrange the program for the Annual Business Meeting, shall preside at the Annual Business Meeting and sessions of the Chapter Executive Council, and shall have charge of the election of officers.
  • President-Elect (This position will serve for two years before succeeding the current President for a two-year term from 2024-2025).
    • In the absence or disability of the President, the President-Elect performs the duties of the President. The President-Elect serves as the coordinator of the membership of the Chapter and organizes the Annual Conference.
  • Three Council Directors
    • Council Directors attend regular teleconference meetings and the annual Business Meeting to provide guidance on Chapter activities. Directors should serve on one or more committees (e.g., the Chapter Scholarship, the Chapter Awards, or the Annual Conference Planning committee, etc.).

Link to announcement below with more details and instructions.

New webinar posted

We want to thank all of you who participated on the CA NV SWCS Webinar on 7/14/21.  Sonia Rios’s presentation was full of technical knowledge regarding high density avocado planting and avocado production in general.   Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties we were not able to capture the entire presentation.  However, we were able to record the Q & A Session fully.  To watch this session, please go to the following link at our Youtube Channel.

As always, thank you for your support and make sure to watch for the next SWCS webinar invite for August.  

The June 2021 Newsletter is Here!

With the beginning of a new season, comes a new edition of our Conservation Perspective Newsletter. In this newsletter, you can read about fire and drought concerns, get to know some of our members and directors, learn about a large variety of workshops, webinars and events, and read about topics ranging from whole orchard recycling to managing invasives on rangeland. If you’re interested in attending our 76th SWCS International Annual Conference, be sure to check out our newsletter for details on how and where to sign up- but hurry, registration closes soon!