Environmental Information
for the California Almond Industry
Environmental Stewardship Campaign

The Almond Board of California in November 2003 approved an Environmental Stewardship Public Relations program. Its goals are:

 1.  To keep almond growers informed about environmental issues and regulations of concern.

 2.  To promote the almond industry’s environmental stewardship efforts by informing the general public, elected officials, regulatory officials, media and key opinion leaders about the positive steps almond farmers are taking to continually improve their farming practices while maintaining a productive and healthy environment for future generations.

For more information on the Almond Board's Environmental Committee, click here.





































Personal Commitment to Air Quality

Almond growers in the San Joaquin Valley are adopting environmentally friendly practices as they work to enhance air quality. Fresno County grower Tom Steffen uses a mix of molasses and water to suppress dust on his orchard's road. Click here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) to read more about how almond growers are meeting the challenge of  improving air quality.

Innovation is the key to air quality solutions in California almond industry- - Tradition has been a byword of the California almond industry for nearly a century. But as air quality issues rise to the forefront of public concern, it is the industry's well-established knack for innovation that is helping to produce practical solutions. <more> Almond Board of California press release July 10, 2004

Environmental Champion Award

The EPA recognized the California almond industry for its leadership on environmental issues when it named the Almond Board a Champion for Pesticide Environmental Stewardship. Click here to learn more.