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news 2022 02On October 27, Senator John Laird provided welcoming remarks to a large group gathered at Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch in Davenport, California to celebrate a huge achievement in the Scott Creek Coastal Resiliency project. The completion of the Project Initiation Document or PID is a key step that officially kicks off the critical environmental review process. The meeting provided a venue for the many stakeholders to connect and catalyze as a group to build on the partnership, strike while the iron is hot, and carry this project all the way forward to implementation to achieve the shared vision and provide a model for collaborative coastal resilience planning.

news 2022 05The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County (RCD), in partnership with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and Cal Poly-Swanton Pacific Ranch (CalPoly )[collectively referred to as the Steering Team], and the Integrated Watershed Restoration Program’s (IWRP) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting firms to perform technical analyses in support of the Scott Creek Coastal Resiliency Project (the Project).

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Sacha Lozano, program manager for the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County (RCD), was selected for the 2022 Climate & Agriculture Leadership Award by California Climate and Agricultural Networks (CalCAN). The awards go to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their fields to accelerate a transition to a healthy, just and climate-resilient farming system, and who have also demonstrated the ability to collaborate across disciplines and approach their work holistically.

“This recognition came as a big surprise,” Lozano said, “and it gives me great encouragement to continue doing my part in addressing the challenges of our global climate crisis through local action and collaboration with farmers. I feel very honored and motivated.”

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news 2022 05The RCDSCC invites contractors to bid on the Last Chance Road Forest Health Project, a 27-acre ecological restorative project permitted through the Last Chance Road Forest Health Project Specific Analysis (PSA). See documents below. The project treatment will improve the health and continuation of natural regeneration of the Ano Nuevo Monterey pine stand, one of three endemic Monterey pine stands in California.

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By Erin Malsbury | GoodtimesLasers, mushrooms and other innovations help heal the local landscape.

After the CZU fires, the Santa Cruz Mountains Stewardship Network jumped into action.

The collaboration between 24 organizations includes land trusts, public agencies like Cal Fire, universities like Stanford and UCSC, the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, the Girl Scouts and logging companies like Big Creek Lumber.

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