As field work begins for this severely limited planting season, there are a few actions that rice farms can take to help breeding waterfowl in the Sacramento Valley. While we know all practices are not practical for everyone this season, a list of management actions that can be implemented on rice fields to help breeding waterfowl is provided for your consideration.
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As part of our ongoing programs funded by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we are interested in enrolling rice fields that will be idled during the 2024 growing season and have cover crops or significant volunteer vegetation on them. If selected, this program will pay eligible rice farmers $33.78/acre to leave vegetation undisturbed for the waterfowl nesting season (April 1 – July 15) and allow access to monitor nesting activity.READ MORE
The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation is currently soliciting applications for the Bid4Birds habitat program this spring. Applications are submitted through the Foundation website and the enrollment period will now close on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 6pm.READ MORE
The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation is currently soliciting applications for the spring Bid4Birds habitat program. Applications are submitted through the Foundation website and the enrollment period closes on Sunday, January 14, 2024.READ MORE