The California Rice Commission (CRC) will host a Conservation Programs Workshop to update growers on current conservation programs. This workshop will cover plans for the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation to implement a new program early in 2020, CRC’s plans to pursue more federal conservation program funding and review the State’s winter flooding program.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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
Those planning on attending tomorrow’s BirdReturns Workshop should note a venue change. The meeting will still start at 11 a.m. as previously stated, but instead it will be held at the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau Office on 475 North Palora Avenue. READ MORE
The California Rice Commission (CRC) is pleased to partner with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on the next phase of a shorebird habitat conservation program called BirdReturns. We will soon be accepting bids from growers who are interested in providing shorebird habitat in early fall. READ MORE
California rice producers have until this Friday, March 2, to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP); part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) carried out by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). READ MORE
The California Rice Commission (CRC) is pleased to partner with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on the next phase of a shorebird habitat conservation program called BirdReturns. READ MORE
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications from California rice producers for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This is the continuation the National RCPP effort sponsored by Ducks Unlimited (DU) in partnership with the USA Rice Federation. READ MORE