We are very pleased to announce that the CRC and our partners have been selected for a nearly $5.5 million Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Award. This will continue to fuel our storied legacy of working collaboratively with our many valued conservation partners to enhance waterbird habitat on working ricelands.READ MORE
Early provisional data from real time receivers reporting to the CalFishTrack system are showing great promise for the survival of our first rice field-reared salmon release this season. As of today, 4.5 percent of our salmon have made it to Benicia. This is the last real-time receiver that hears the pings from our fish as they sprint toward the Golden Gate.READ MORE
Our California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation just wrapped up the inaugural season of the Bid4Birds program, which incentivizes rice growers to utilize their fields as temporary seasonal wetland habitat for migrating shorebirds and other waterbirds.
This season, the Foundation enrolled six rice growers into Bid4Birds, involving 18 rice fields in the Sacramento Valley, creating about 1,500 acres of vital shoulder season habitat. During site visits, 45 different species of birds were observed and documented utilizing enrolled fields.
For more information, please contact the Rice Commission’s Wildlife Programs Manager, Luke Matthews, at email@example.com or (916) 607-8988.