Colusa County Almond Project Update 5.6.2010

During the months of March and April, there has been a great deal of work done on all of the Almond Project sites. Native shrubs, grasses, acorns, buckeyes and cuttings of mulefat and cottonwood trees have been installed. Irrigation has been installed, repaired and/or replaced as needed.

Three SLEWS (Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship) days were held in which students from Colusa High School participated in planting and irrigation installation at two of the Almond Project sites. (More information on the SLEWS program can be found on the Center For Landbased Learning's website at:

Plantings that took place prior to this year are being monitored and looking good! Weed control is the primary area of focus during the upcoming spring and early summer months.

SLEWS program in action


Newly planted Lupine (left); Cover crop in Almond Orchard in bloom (right)