Conservation

Rice Industry Habitat Assessment Service

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A reminder that the CRC is offering a free habitat assessment service to our members. This service is designed for growers interested in increasing the wildlife value of their properties.

Based on the goals and objectives of the grower in conjunction with the biological evaluation of the property, we will provide each participant with options. These options may include small scale enhancement projects that can be done, or matching the grower up with preexisting programs and funding through state, federal, or non-profit programs designed to assist growers or landowners. 

To find out more about this new opportunity or to schedule a site visit, please contact CRC Wildlife Programs Manager Luke Matthews at lmatthews@calrice.org or (916) 607-8988. 

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