Th Agricultural Transactions Program was cratd through a major invstmnty Th David and Lucil Packard Foundation as part o thir Consrving CaliorniaLandscaps Initiativ. Fundd twn 2000 and 2008, th program cratdstratgic modls or th consrvation o important Cntral Vally agricultural lands. Th Grat Vally Cntr, working in partnrship with th Univrsity o Caliornia,Mrcd, supports activitis and organizations that promot th conomic, socialand nvironmntal wll-ing o Caliornia’s Grat Cntral Vally. Foundd asa nonprot corporation in 1997, it has com idntid as a nutral convnrand a rsourc or th rgion. Th Cntr provids training, tchnical assistancand inormation through a wid array o programs and activitis dsignd to hlpcommunitis nd solutions to challngs that will uild toward a ttr utur inth Cntral Vally.
Covr: A protctd xpans o Mrcd County’s Stvinson RanchCovr, lt: Consrvation rsults onStanislaus County’s Orvis RanchCovr, right: Grazing cattl coxistingwith vrnal pools on Fury RanchOpposit: A Mrcd County walnutrom Frrari’s Humoldt RanchOpposit, small: Tomatos rom Yolo CountyALL PHOTOGRAPHY bY PHIL SCHeRMeISTeR