photo credit V. Espinoza
Sources to recent articles, research, videos, movies, podcasts, and books about agriculture in the Central Valley.
CaliWaterAg is a channel that was developed for San Joaquin Valley growers and community members. This video series is called “San Joaquin Valley Water and Land Use Series” that includes three 10-minute videos explaining SIGMA, a developing policy to stop overuse of groundwater and address groundwater recharge that you can impact, and that WILL impact ALL those who live in the SJV
We intend this site to be a portal into what is perhaps the last functional form of government, the special district, in a Byzantine regulatory climate that pursues with faith the doctrine that government is the solution even when there is no problem.
LAFCo of Merced Co
The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is an independent commission to promote the wise use of land resources. Commissioners make decisions concerning appropriate local governmental boundaries and service providers
Recharging California’s Groundwater
A report produced by a collaboration between Groundwater Resources Association of California and UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Institute
A global water think tank that combines science-based thought leadership with active outreach to influence local, national, and international efforts to develop sustainable water policies.
Carbon Cycle Institute
Our mission is to stop and reverse climate change by advancing natural, science-based solutions that remove atmospheric carbon while promoting environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic sustainability.
Community Alliance Family Farms
Build sustainable food and farming systems through policy advocacy and on-the-ground programs that create more resilient family farms, communities and ecosystems.
Kiss the Ground
Dam Nation by Patagonia
Water & Power: A California Heist, a National Geographic documentary
The Dreamt Land, Mark Arax
Cadillac Dessert, Risner
The Cattle King- Edward Treadwell
Land Of Little Rain, Mary Austin
The family friendly Audio tour gives drivers information on geology, history, and local attractions. Both Hwys have signs inviting drivers to link in.