A monthly update regarding the important work of RCRC's affiliated entities, providing innovative services for the benefit of rural communities.


Rural Alliance, Inc. Rebrands as Rural Advancement Institute  

On February 21st, the Rural Alliance, Inc. (RAI) Board of Directors approved the organization’s name change to the Rural Advancement Institute.  For ease of reference, the existing “RAI” acronym will continue to be used.  This rebranding initiative for the 501(c)(3) organization is intended to better align its name with the mission of facilitating research and educational opportunities that advance the understanding of issues impacting rural California amongst policymakers and the public.

RAI aims to educate the public and government officials and facilitate research to develop evidence-based solutions that help rural counties overcome some of the greatest challenges of today. To learn more about RAI current initiatives, please visit the website here.


GSNR Holds Public Workshop in Stockton to Discuss Proposed Project

This past week, Golden State Natural Resources (GSNR) held two public workshops in Stockton to provide the community with information and an opportunity to share feedback regarding GSNR’s proposed forest and wildfire resiliency project. The first workshop occurred on March 23rd and was designed as a drop-in informational session where community members were able to informally speak with project staff and learn about different aspects of the project. The second workshop occurred on March 27th, as a special meeting of the GSNR Board, and served as an opportunity to continue dialogue. GSNR partnered with the Institute for Local Government to facilitate both workshops and worked with local non-profits to assist with community outreach regarding the events. 
The environmental review process for GSNR’s proposed project is currently underway, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). These workshops were intended to provide the public with information and an opportunity to ask questions regarding the proposed project prior to the release of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in spring of 2024, at which time there will be further opportunity for public review and comment.
Information regarding GSNR’s Forest Resiliency Project is available here.