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Presentations from the Changing Channels workshop are located on
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Fish Friendly Farming is a certification program for agricultural properties managed to restore fish and wildlife habitat and improve water quality.

Upcoming Events:

The Fish Friendly Ranching certification program for livestock ranches is open for enrollment. The FFR Workshop Series in Napa County will be held at the Napa County Farm Bureau Office, 811 Jefferson St, Napa on Tuesdays: May 6, May 20 and May 27th from 1-3pm. Download the flier: FFR Napa Workshop Flier , Please RSVP to Laurel at laurelm@fishfriendlyfarming.org or 707-253-1226 ext. 1.

Road Improvement Workshop for Growers/Ranchers - April 28 2:00-4:00 St. Helena: Road improvements benefit farm operations and significantly reduce sediment inputs to streams, improving stream health and fish habitat.Tour recent road improvements completed on Long Meadow Ranch. Download the flier: Roads Workshop Flier , Please RSVP to Lili at lilp@fishfriendlyfarming.org or 707-253-1226 ext. 2.

Arundo Removal & Revegetation with Native Plants - May 7 9:00am-noon St. Helena/Calistoga: Join us for an informative workshop and tour three sites along the Napa River where the invasive plant Arundo was removed and replaced with native trees.  Learn about the issues with Arundo donax, methods for removal, benefits of replacing Arundo with native trees, and monitoring and maintenance of native trees. Download the flier: Arundo Workshop Flier , Please RSVP to Karen at 707-253-1226 ext. 4 or karenp@fishfriendlyfarming.org.

Stream Restoration Workshop for Growers/Ranchers - May 15 1:00-3:00 Boonville: Learn about stream repair including project design, permits, construction and restoration while viewing the recent restoration project on Mill Creek as an example. Download the flier: Stream Workshop Flier , Please RSVP to Shari at sharig@fishfriendlyfarming.org or 707-253-1226 ext. 3.

The Fish Friendly Farming/Napa Green and Fish Friendly Ranching programs are now enrolling new sites.

Sierra Foothills FFF/FFR Program has expanded to include Amador, El Dorado and Placer Counties.

To enroll, download
the enrollment form here,
by county:

Napa County
Sonoma County
Mendocino County
Solano County
Amador County
Placer County
El Dorado County

To enroll in Fish Friendly Ranching in any county, you can download the enrollment form here:

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You don’t need to have a creek on your site to qualify; every vineyard site from the ridgetop to the river can enroll. Landowners or land managers enroll in Fish Friendly Farming workshops. After the workshops, CLSI staff complete a site visit to complete the farm plan, including a road assessment and creek assessment. We send you a completed farm plan and the site is ready to be certified.The FFF program provides a third-party objective certification. Please contact us for more information about Agricultural Waiver compliance and Fish Friendly Farming certification.

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Fish Friendly Farming® provides an incentive-based method for creating and sustaining environmental quality and habitat on private land.

Landowners and managers enroll in the program, learn environmentally beneficial management practices and carry out ecological restoration projects. The focus is on the land manager as the central figure in achieving and sustaining environmental quality. This approach ensures long-term environmental improvements, sustainable agriculture and implements the principles of state and federal environmental regulations. Three resource agencies—the Regional Water Quality Control Board, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the County Agricultural Commissioner—provide an objective third-party certification.

Fish Friendly Farming provides for voluntary, self-directed compliance

with the rigorous standards of state and federal water quality laws(Clean Water Act), the federal Endangered Species Act, and state pesticide laws as well as local regulations.

The Fish Friendly Farming certification assures the consumer

that the wines and farm products they purchase are produced by protecting and restoring the environment and by sustaining the beauty and natural habitats of California.

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