Guadalupe - Coyote

Resource Conservation District

California's Golden Beaver

Beaver Video Lanman

Silicon Valley's Gray Foxes

Fox Video Leikam

Bill Leikam's Gray Fox Reports

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GCRCD NEWS 

 


Our Board Meetings

 

The Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District (GCRCD) Board of Directors' regular meeting is the second Thursday of the month. Meetings are held in the District office, located at 888 N. 1st Street, Suite 204, San Jose, CA  95112.  Public session normally begins at 6:00 p.m. unless there is a closed session scheduled at that time.  

 

The next regular Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.  The agenda will be posted here when it becomes available. Supporting documentation for agenda items can either be reviewed by visiting our offices (call 408-288-5888 for office hours) or may be requested electronically by sending an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


Funding Opportunity

Improving Farm Water and Energy Use Efficiency

 

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is offering funding assistance of up to $100,000 per farm to farmers who invest in water irrigation system efficiency that will reduce their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and save water.  Grant deadline is March 14, 2017.  For more information, plan on attending one of the upcoming workshops.  

 


Tree Mortality in Santa Clara County

 

In spite of the weather, the Public Workshop on Tree Mortality in Santa Clara County on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at West Valley College in Saratoga was a resounding success! The workshop was free and open to the public, and included  a combination of indoor presentations and a field trip to Sanborn Park. The Northern California Society of American Foresters, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Guadalupe-Coyote and Loma Prieta Resource Conservation Districts, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Santa Clara County Parks Department, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, West Valley College, City of Saratoga and Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency co-sponsored the workshop.  For more information on tree and plant health, please see our Resources page.

 

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Free Mobile Irrigation Lab

 

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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

 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. 

 

Children's Discovery Museum Exhibit            

 

Lupe the Mammoth Comes to Life: Science on the SPOT (YouTube)         

 

Sculpture Arrives in San Jose (San Jose Mercury News)


Silicon Valley's Wildlife

  

The Gray Fox Video

 

  

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by calling our office at 408-288-5888, or by getting in touch directly with a board or staff member directly by clicking on the email link on "Board and Staff" page.

GCRCD Projects and Programs

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