Planting and Protecting Oaks:
A Hands-on Workshop for Rural Land Managers
November 29, 2017 Morgan Hill, CA
Image Credit: Miguel Viera, Walnut Creek, CA/Wikipedia
GCRCD, through its partnership with USDA-NRCS, will be hosting a hands-on workshop on oak protection and revegetation on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Morgan Hill from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Intended audience is ranchers, rural residents, non-profit organizations and agencies responsible for managing grazing lands and other property located in woodlands areas. Registration is $15.00, and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required. Register by sending an email to the District Clerk or by calling us at 408-288-5888.
35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
This year's conference was once again a resounding success! GCRCD Vice President Rick Lanman's work regarding the native California beaver was cited as a reference in several of the presentations. 2017 conference proceedings are available here.
Free Mobile Irrigation Lab
Photo Provided by LPRCD
Loma Prieta Resource Conservation District (LPRCD) is offering free irrigation evaluations to Santa Clara County farmers. Click here for more information.
A Mammoth Find
Image: Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose
In 2005, GCRCD Board President and citizen scientist Roger Castillo and his dog Jenna found a bone from a Columbian mammoth while walking along the Guadalupe River. Ten years later, the find has been commemorated with a beautiful (and enormous!) sculpture.
Silicon Valley's Wildlife
In 2014, the Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District commissioned wildlife photographer Greg Kerekes to produce a series of videos featuring Santa Clara County wildlife. The first one - The Gray Foxes of Silicon Valley - was released in February 2015, and features GCRCD Director Bill "The Fox Guy" Leikam, who has spent years researching the urban gray fox that inhabits the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Reserve. Our second video - The Return of California's Golden Beavers - features GCRCD Director Rick Lanman, a historical ecologist who helped establish that beavers are a native species in California. Check out our videos on the GCRCD YouTube channel, and prepare to be fascinated by the beautiful and intelligent wildlife living in the Silicon Valley.
How can you contact us?
You may contact the District through our contact form or by calling our office at 408-288-5888.