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

PG&E Launches Public Safety Power Shutoff Website

This week, PG&E Corp. launched a “weather awareness” website aimed at providing customers with critical, timely warnings of up to seven days ahead of deliberate Public Safety Power Shutoffs.  The website can be accessed here.


UC Davis’ Center for Environmental Policy & Behavior Releases “Implementing SGMA: Results from a Stakeholder Survey”

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014 represents a historic transition to collective groundwater resource management and has the potential to significantly reduce groundwater overdraft in California. A total of 260 groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) recently formed to collectively manage groundwater resources in the 127 high and medium priority groundwater basins of the state. The simultaneous formation of hundreds of new governing agencies is an unprecedented institutional effort with very few examples to learn from. As GSAs move towards the design and deliberation of their groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs), assessments on the process up until now can directly inform development processes that are still taking place.

The report summarizes the results from a state-wide survey that targeted SGMA participants. The survey sought information on perceptions regarding the SGMA process, access to participation and engagement, cross-sector and multi-actor collaboration, groundwater management strategies as well as stakeholder’s groundwater dependence and vulnerability.  The report can be accessed here.


Range Management Advisory Committee (RMAC) Hosts Sustainable Vegetation Management, Grazing for Fuel Reduction Workshop

On September 16th, 2019, the Range Management Advisory Committee (RMAC) will be hosting a workshop to address sustainable vegetation management and the use of grazing as a fuels reduction tool to help prevent catastrophic wildfires.  The workshop will be hosted in the Natural Resources Building Auditorium in Sacramento, and will also be available via live webinar for remote attendees.  Details on the workshop can be accessed here, and the agenda can be accessed here.


Placer County Seeks Environmental Resources Specialist

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California Association of County Executives Seeks Executive Director




Imperial County Seeks County Counsel

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Announces Free Fishing Day

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Center for Economic Development Hosts Fall Regional Economic Summit – North State Connected, Broadband for Rural Communities

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Shasta County Seeks County Executive Officer

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