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Ag Innovations receives $100,000 grant from PG&E to conduct Innovation Labs around forests, fire in Lake Sonoma

Ag Innovations receives $100,000 grant from PG&E to conduct Innovation Labs around forests, fire in Lake Sonoma image

On November 29, 2017, Ag Innovations was awarded the Better Together Resilient Communities grant through PG&E , providing $100,000 to examine new ways of managing forest and watershed land to prevent wildfires.  We will partner with the Sonoma County Water Agency to bring together public agencies, private landowners, tribes, scientists, and forestry experts to develop collaborative solutions for managing vegetation in the Lake Sonoma Watershed, a critical source of water for more than 600,000 people. This project will develop solutions that improve erosion and wildfire management while protecting the local water supply and forest health.

We are excited to have an opportunity to work in our home county, and build our experience with rural communities, agricultural communities, and watershed resiliency.  We wrote the grant in May 2017, and this became an even more poignant endeavor after the October 2017 firestorms in Sonoma County and beyond.  We are grateful for an opportunity to support preventative action that will cultivate a resilient future for Sonoma County.  

Read more to learn about the project.

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