Sustainability Resources

Erosion Control


Erosion Control

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The Advantages of Using Mulch in Vineyards

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https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/amass/library/27/docs/Advantages_of_Using_Mulch_in_Vineyards.pdf

By Rich Casale, Certified Professional Erosion & Sediment Control Specialist #3-fellow. The advantages of using mulch between vine rows outweigh the disadvantages. In addition, some of the disadvantages can be overcome with the proper mulch product, application and maintenance.

Erosion Prevention in Roads

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https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/amass/library/27/docs/Birmingham_RCD_Erosion_Prevention_Roads_Slides.pdf

Slides from a presentation in a CSWA webinar on Winter Weatherization by Bill Birmingham, Napa RCD,  on erosion prevention in roads. 

Erosion Prevention on Hillside Roads
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https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/amass/library/27/docs/Napa_RCD_Erosion_Prevention_Roads_Hillsides_Drawings.pdf

By Bill Birmingham, Napa RCD. Drawings on erosion prevention on hillside roads from a CSWA Winter Weatherization Webinar on November 5, 2018

Cover Crop Considerations in Vineyards

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https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/amass/library/27/docs/Cover_Crop_Considerations_in_Vineyards.pdf

By Rich Casale, CPESC #3-Fellow/CSWA Qualified Professional. A guide to planning considerations for cover crops in vineyards to prevent and control erosion.

Improving Seed Germination Success
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https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/amass/library/27/docs/Improving_Seeding_Germination_Success.pdf

An overview by Rich Casale, Certified Erosion and Seeding Control Specialist, on improving grass/legume seed germination success in cover crops in vineyards. 

Preparing Vineyards for Winter

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https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/amass/library/27/docs/Casale_Preparing_Vineyards_for_Winter_Slides.pdf

A slide presentation by Rich Casale, Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist#3. Slides on how to prepare a vineyard from winter erosion from a CSWA Winter Weatherization Webinar on November 5, 2018. 

Preparing Your Vineyard For Winter (Slide Content)
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https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/amass/library/27/docs/Casale_Preparing_Vineyards_for_Winter_Webinar_Content.pdf

The instructional webinar content that accompanies the slide presentation "Preparing Your Vineyard for Winter" by Rich Casale.

Helpful Links and Resources

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USDA NRCS

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Contact your local NRCS or RCD Office for site specific advice www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov

Handbook on Cover Cropping in Vineyards

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Cover Cropping in Vineyards: A Grower’s Handbook

University of CA Division of Ag & Natural Resources. Pub 3338 https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/3338

Stormwater Strategies

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Video on Stormwater Strategies - How to Install Fiber Rolls: https://binged.it/2JH0yY5

Watershed and Water Friendly Roads

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Napa Co Watershed Information & Conservation Council: https://www.napawatersheds.org/roads

Napa RCD: Managing Unpaved Roads

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Napa County Resource Conservation District - Managing Unpaved Roads: http://naparcd.org/resourcesdocuments/conservation-practices/

Mendocino RCD: Forest, Ranch & Rural Roads

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Mendocino Resource Conservation District - Forest, Ranch & Rural Roads handbook: http://mcrcd.org/resources/publications

Santa Cruz RCD: Private Road Maintenance Guide

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Private Road Maintenance Guide (free 50-page booklet) created by and available from the RCD of Santa Cruz County: www.rcdsantacruz.org

CSWA Resources

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California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance ? California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook (download or sign up for a username to the SWP Online System): https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/swpworkbook.php

Sustainable Winegrowing Resources: https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/resources.php

CSWA Third Party Program (Region 2 Vineyard WDR): https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/region-2-vineyard.php