This radio feature looks into the philosophy and history of Prather ranch a 30,000 acre sustainable cattle, hay and farming operation located in Northern CA.The main characters of this story are James Rickart partial owner and ranch manager for Prather Ranch and Bob Bailey, District Conservationist with the National Resource Conservation Service. The story focuses on the unique ways the ranch is using solar power to minimize it’s energy costs.
Imagine, using plants to measure the effects of climate change. That’s exactly what the California Phenology Project (CPP) aims to do. A collaborative project between the National Park Service, the University of California, Santa Barbara and the USA-National Phenology Network has teamed up to engage organizations and individuals to participate in collecting information on specific species of plants. I recently attended one of their workshops… check out the slideshow to see and hear what I experienced. To get more information about CPP visit: http://www.usanpn.org/cpp/