Widespread cannabis cultivation can lead to numerous environmental impacts, including groundwater and surface water depletion, soil erosion, habitat loss and fragmentation, and pesticide pollution. In this article, we focus on a secondary impact of cannabis cultivation—the poisoning of endangered and threatened species.
It has been almost two years since Nevada County legalized commercial cannabis cultivation, and important changes to where and how people cultivate cannabis have occurred. We are seeking feedback from both local residents to learn more about the ways in which grows are impacting you and your area and from cannabis cultivators regarding the licensing process so we can better understand what barriers exist to coming into compliance. Details
On April 3rd, our “Growing Green for the Yuba: Building Healthy Soil for a Fruitful Harvest” panel will be moderated by Elizabeth Betancourt, Chief of the Cannabis Permitting and Compliance Unit at our local Central Valley Water Board, and candidate for CA Assembly District 1. Details
SYRCL’s vision for Growing Green is that people will see that well-regulated agriculture – which is what cannabis cultivation could be – should not harm water quality, fish or wildlife. Want to know more? Read on for more on exciting developments in Growing Green for the Yuba. Details