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Project: Pajaro Valley Agricultural Climate Change Resiliency

Description: The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County will provide site-specific farm climate risk assessments, conservation planning and practice implementation assistance to specialty crop growers in the Pajaro Valley to: 1) reduce demand on limited groundwater supplies, 2) retain soil on farms during severe storm events to minimize impacts on water quality and protect soil structural stability, and 3) improve soil health and resiliency to extreme weather patterns (drought or flooding). These activities will help participating growers to better understand and address climate change related risks on their farms. More broadly, this project will demonstrate and support adoption of on-farm conservation practices that can potentially improve climate change resiliency in agricultural landscapes on the central coast. Conservation planning and implementation methods and lessons learned through this project will be broadly disseminated regionally and statewide.

Reference Number: 37601405402

Implemented By: Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County

Objective: climate change adaptation

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $198,866.84

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2018    Actual Completion: 4/13/2018

Associated Counties: Santa Cruz

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 84, Monterey Bay and Watersheds Program11/17/2015$198,866.84

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Climate Change Impacts  


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