Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties.

Cannabis Cultivation Regulation Workshop Scheduled

The California Association of Environmental Health Administrators will be sponsoring a workshop to discuss environmental and safety issues associated with cannabis cultivation on Thursday, May 30, in Murphys.  The purpose of the workshop is to review and discuss environmental and safety issues related to regulated and illegal cultivation of cannabis.

The workshop will feature speakers from the Integral Ecology Research Center, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the Berkeley Department of Environmental Science.  The workshop will be structured so that there will be plenty of time for discussion by attendees.  Policy makers, regulators, law enforcement officers, and community members are encouraged to participate.

The workshop will be held Thursday, May 30, at the Ironstone Vineyards: 894 6 Mile Road, Murphys, California.  Meeting materials, including agenda/registration form can be accessed here.


Fire Summit Being Held In North State

The University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources in partnership with the California Science Consortium is hosting a Fire Summit – Vision 20/20: A Fire Resilient California.

The summit will provide:

  • Provide an opportunity for shared learning from diverse attendees;
  • Enhance community wildfire planning;
  • Daylight best practices on community and state levels; and,
  • And develop actionable items in policy, communications, management, planning, economic development, public- private partnerships, etc. to help build fire resiliency.

The cost of the Summit is $50 and will take place on April 16-17, 2019 in Redding, California at the Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge.  Details on the event can be accessed here.  RSVPs must be submitted by March 15, 2019 and can be submitted here

USDA Conservation Easement Applications for Agricultural Lands and Wetlands Due April 12th

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UC Cooperative Extension in Tehama County and Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation Host Regional Forum: Sustainable Groundwater Management in the Northern Sacramento Valley

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