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Nearly $2 Million in Grants Issued to Protect and Restore State ForestsNearly $2 Million in Grants Issued to Protect and Restore State ForestsEight organizations have received $1.85 million in grants to hire watershed coordinators who will build local capacity to improve forest health.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-Nearly-$2-Million-in-Grants--to-Build-Local-Capacity-to-Protect-and-Restore-State-Forests.aspx, https://authoring.consrv.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-Nearly-$2-Million-in-Grants--to-Build-Local-Capacity-to-Protect-and-Restore-State-Forests.aspx2019-03-21T21:00:00Z
New Regulations for Idle Oil and Gas Wells to Safeguard Public, EnvironmentNew Regulations for Idle Oil and Gas Wells to Safeguard Public, EnvironmentDOC announces final approval of new regulations that will protect the environment and ensure that the oil and gas industry is financially responsible for testing, remediating, and, if necessary, permanently sealing idle oil and gas wells. The new regulations will become effective April 1. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-New-Regulations-for-Idle-Oil-and-Gas-Wells-to-Safeguard-Public-and-Environment.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/State-Issues-New-Regulations-for-Idle-Oil-and-Gas-Wells-to-Safeguard-Public-and-Environment.aspx2019-03-21T18:00:00Z
California's Exposure to Volcanic HazardsCalifornia's Exposure to Volcanic HazardsA new report states that eruptions are as likely as big earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault in the Bay Area. The USGS is the principal author; the California Geological Survey and Governor’s Office of Emergency Services contributed.https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20185159?fbclid=IwAR0J1tzi3-e3pZtTkmJOCUu52m9hBdTf-FtJSpwlIUupBvG3ooiuCqaOBAw, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20185159?fbclid=IwAR0J1tzi3-e3pZtTkmJOCUu52m9hBdTf-FtJSpwlIUupBvG3ooiuCqaOBAw2019-02-27T00:00:00Z
Calling all educators! We want to hear from you. Calling all educators! We want to hear from you. We are working to adapt our earth science materials into lesson plans and are looking for educators interested in providing feedback. https://www.conservation.ca.gov/educators, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/educators2019-01-17T01:00:00Z
Scientists on the Front LineScientists on the Front LineGet the facts on post-fire debris flow, including the difference between mudflows, mudslides, and landslides. California Geological Survey scientists are part of CAL FIRE-assembled teams that assess the potential for flooding and debris flows in areas impacted by recent wildfires.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/Fact-sheets/Post-Fire-Debris-Flow-Facts.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/Fact-sheets/Post-Fire-Debris-Flow-Facts.aspx2019-01-16T20:00:00Z
Funding Available for Ag Land ConservationFunding Available for Ag Land ConservationThe Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has approved grant guidelines and is seeking applications for projects that protect agricultural land and reduce greenhouse gases.https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Funding-Available-for-Ag-Land-Conservation.aspx, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/index/Pages/News/Funding-Available-for-Ag-Land-Conservation.aspx2019-01-10T18:00:00Z

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