Micheli and Pepperwood Preserve part of USDA-funded collaboration for climate resiliency
Editor's note: The following grant builds on the Pepperwood Preserve's Climate Ready North Bay/TBC3 initiative Lisa Micheli was working on with Nicole Heller under a Switzer Leadership Grant, Supplying San Francisco Bay Area Land Managers with Climate Data.
A regional collaboration of resource agencies learned today that it will receive an $8 million grant to protect agricultural lands and ecosystems for drought and climate resiliency. The initiative is funded by the US Department of Agriculture, through its Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program and supports the five-year “Venture Conservation Program,” which focuses on substantive improvements in Russian River water quality, groundwater levels, wildlife habitat and flows in key creeks and streams.
“This grant opportunity provides Sonoma County a unique opportunity to advance the emerging practice of precision conservation. Pepperwood is looking forward to bringing cutting edge research to strategic investments in conservation and working lands. This partnership enables us to build on our local capacity for productive collaboration to create significant on the ground outcomes. We are thrilled to be part of this innovative resilience initiative,” said Lisa Micheli, Director of Pepperwood.
Read more in the attached press release