Conservation

Important Progress made in Pilot Salmon Project

Important Progress made in Pilot Salmon Project

We recently reached a milestone with year two of the Rice Commission’s Pilot Salmon Project, when UC Davis researchers took the juvenile salmon that were raised in rice fields and released them into the Sacramento River.

The release included nearly 350 salmon equipped with special transmitters, so their progress to the Pacific can be monitored.

Here’s a link to a blog from Paul Buttner on the project.   Here’s a link to our latest Ingrained Podcast, covering this effort.   Additionally, look for our newest podcast next week, which provides more detail on the salmon research.

For more information, contact the CRC’s Environmental Affairs Manager Paul Buttner at pbuttner@calrice.org or (916) 206-5340.

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NRCS Application Deadline This Week

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The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently taking applications for conservation practices to create habitat for both shorebirds and waterfowl. The deadline to start the application process is this Friday, May 28.  Any interested growers should contact their local NRCS office (listed in the table below) to start the process by that date. 

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