The California Rice Commission (CRC) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Conservation Programs Workshop to update growers on current conservation opportunities. This workshop will provide information of CRC’s efforts to pursue more Natural Resources Conservation Service funding for annual wildlife practices, the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation’s new waterbird habitat program starting this spring, as well as an update on California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s winter flooding program.
For his role stewarding several significant rice wildlife programs, California Rice Commission Environmental Affairs Manager Paul Buttner was honored at today’s USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Diego.
Buttner received the ninth annual Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award, for shepherding many unique conservation programs and fostering strong partnerships that pay significant dividends for the industry.
For those who may be interested in participating in the BirdReturns Program this fall, please note that the current bidding window will close on Tuesday, July 31 at 5:00 pm. This is a ricelands habitat program implemented by The Nature Conservancy in coordination with the CRC. READ MORE