The Sonoma County Winegrowers are excited to announce their 2015/2016 Commissioners, including seven incumbents, as well as the election of one new and two past Commissioners representing some of Sonoma County’s top vineyard properties, families, regions, and industry leaders.
Landowner “Waters of the U.S. Rule” (WOTUS) checklist will help to determine if you may be affected.
In mid-September the 2015 wine grape harvest in California was halfway done in some regions and wrapping up in others, concluding a harvest that was widely described as quick and light.
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Farming and Ranching Under the New “Waters of the U.S.” Rule. How could this affect you?
- Why should I try to identify WOTUS on the land I farm?
- What features on my lands may be WOTUS?
- What types of farming or ranching activities may trigger CWA liability and permit requirements?
- What are my options if I farm areas that I believe may include WOTUS?
- Where can I get more information?
Thousands of rural Sonoma County landowners will receive orders, starting this week, to provide state w
ater regulators with details of their use of surface and well water, the latest step in an emergency effort to protect coho salmon and steelhead trout in four watersheds draining into the Russian River.
Water agencies serving Sonoma and Marin counties are pooling water-conservation efforts with agriculture and local businesses and industry groups to promote changes in attitudes toward water use among residents and the business community
County tightens rules on new wells
With potentially a fourth straight sizable California winegrape harvest on the horizon, a short-term slackening in demand from vintners to buy more grapes and buy excess wine is emerging, according to brokers of such deals
A plea for imperiled coho.
Tile contractor has taken strong stands on both sides of issue, ruffled feathers along the way