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Farmers Conservation Alliance Irrigation Modernization Program Recognized

Farmers Conservation Alliance irrigation program recognized Energy Trust, FCA receive state Clean Energy Leadership award Energy Trust of Oregon and Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA) announced last month that their Irrigation Modernization Program received the 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award given by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). Read the complete article here: Hood … Continued

We’ve Been Busy

It’s been a while since we posted news on our blog. We’ve been busy building a new Irrigation Modernization program. The Irrigation Modernization program is connecting irrigation districts and farmers with the tools they need to invest in modern irrigation infrastructure. The pilot is now underway with 13 irrigation districts in the state of Oregon. … Continued

A Look Back: The Big One

In theory, the Farmers Screen was bornĀ 1996 when the Farmers Irrigation District (FID) of Hood River, Oregon lost its irrigation infrastructure due to a severe flood event on the Hood River. Left without a way to deliver water to their farmers or generate revenue with their hydroelectricity plants, and seeking a solution to the problems … Continued

A Visit to the Sixmile Farmers Screen

From Dan: Last month, while on a trip out to Missoula, I stopped by the Sixmile Creek Farmers Screen, which was installed inĀ 2011. As project manager for FCA, I like to check on projects at least once a year. This diversion is just 10 minutes off the highway which makes it an easy side trip. … Continued

Salmon Days for School Kids

FCA was excited to be a small part of this year’s Hood River Salmon Days – an educational field trip experience for 4th and 5th graders from Parkdale Elementary and Mid-Valley Elementary schools here in the Hood River Valley. Funded by Bonneville Power Administration and developed by the staff of the Confederated Tribes of the … Continued

The Wrong Water

Thanks and kudos to Catch, Snap & Release for this cool video of a Nevada Department of Wildlife fish salvage using team electroshock and netting process to collect the fish for transport out of “The Wrong Water.” FCA had the chance to help out with a fish salvage using this method in the Hood River … Continued

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