Rice Industry Habitat Assessment Service

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A reminder that the CRC is offering a free habitat assessment service to our members. This service is designed for growers interested in increasing the wildlife value of their properties.

Based on the goals and objectives of the grower in conjunction with the biological evaluation of the property, we will provide each participant with options. These options may include small scale enhancement projects that can be done, or matching the grower up with preexisting programs and funding through state, federal, or non-profit programs designed to assist growers or landowners. 

To find out more about this new opportunity or to schedule a site visit, please contact CRC Wildlife Programs Manager Luke Matthews at or (916) 607-8988. 

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New Fish Food Program Applications Open Now

New Fish Food Program Applications Open Now

Reclamation District 108 (RD108) and California Trout are soliciting applications for the Fish Food Program, which pays rice farmers and wetland managers to flood their fields for a few weeks and drain the water (full of food) to fish-bearing waterways to benefit out migrating salmon while providing wintering and migratory bird habitat. Landowners do not have to be in RD 108 to apply.

Application deadline is September 10, 2023.