Partner Spotlight: NRCS State Conservationist Carlos Suarez


Carlos Suarez is the California State Conservationist for USDA-NRCS. After his parents emigrated from Cuba in the sixties to Puerto Rico, Suarez grew up aiming for a career in mechanical or electrical engineering. Attending University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez on a…


Partner Spotlight: Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program


The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (“Partners Program”) is one of the habitat restoration and enhancement programs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Partners Program supports voluntary conservation projects on private lands (non-federal/non-state owned) in order to…


COVID-19 Can’t Stop California’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Efforts


Responding to a drastic decline in the population of western monarchs, California’s resource conservation districts work with land managers and communities to protect and enhance habitat for monarchs. SACRAMENTO, CA, May 12, 2020 – The California Association of Resource Conservation…


Partner Spotlight: Monarch Joint Venture


The Monarch Joint Venture is a “partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic programs working together to protect the monarch migration across the United States.” They were founded in 2009 with the mission of protecting “monarchs…


Ventura County RCD takes creative approaches to save the monarch butterfly

Ventura County provides a wealth of opportunities for monarch conservation. The region contains both coastal overwintering sites as well as inland locations that are prime areas for breeding and nectar habitat restoration. The Ventura County Resource Conservation District (Ventura RCD)…