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University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
In 1995, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (San Francisco Bay Region) began to monitor for pathogens entering the Tomales Bay watershed. Knowing that remedial actions had the potential to have drastic effects on nearby livestock ranchers, the UCCE Marin County livestock advisor acted quickly to find a resolution that would address everyone’s needs. He created a program for livestock and dairy producers to voluntarily report and document their best management practices for improving water quality. The program was such a huge success that similar programs have since been adopted in nearby Napa and Sonoma counties. For 20 years and more, UCCE has been leading the way in protecting water quality.
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