The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation (Foundation) is extending the enrollment period for its new habitat program. The Foundation will be accepting applications until 5pm on Tuesday January 21. If you are interested in the program but have not been able to enroll yet please check out the details on the website.READ MORE
The deadline for applications to the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation’s Bid4Birds program is closing this Wednesday. Current enrollments are for short term flooded habitat starting as early as next month. Applications must be submitted through the Foundation website, unless other arrangements are made.READ MORE
The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation’s Bid4Birds Program is currently open for enrollment. Enrollments will be done entirely through the Foundation website, unless other arrangements are made. The enrollment window closes at 5 pm this January 15. Luke Matthews, CRC’s Wildlife Programs Manager, will be hosting office hours this week to address any program related questions. Office hours will be held in Colusa and Marysville with details outlined in the table below.READ MORE
The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation (Foundation) is proud to officially announce its new Bid4Birds habitat program. Enrollment opens today. Key information and application can be found on the Foundation website.READ MORE
We are very happy to announce that the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation’s (Foundation) Website has been completely redesigned.READ MORE
We are very excited to announce that the CRC and its project partners have been awarded a $1.5 million Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This is an exciting opportunity for us to put even more habitat acres on the ground over the next few years.READ MORE
In early-September, the CRC hosted a Conservation Programs Workshop, providing a comprehensive update of what’s on the horizon for new programs, given that our recent $7 million Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is winding down. The following are major subject areas covered at this workshop.READ MORE
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.