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Meet our agriculture and conservation partners

The Eames Ranch, our team, and planning have benefited greatly from the following nonprofit agriculture and conservation partners. We thank them and encourage support of their efforts.

Fibershed develops regional and regenerative fiber systems by expanding opportunities to implement carbon farming, forming catalytic foundations to rebuild regional manufacturing, and through connecting end-users to farms and ranches through public education. Founded in 2010 by Rebecca Burgess, Fibershed’s mission is to educate the public on the economic, environmental, and social benefits of de-centralizing the textile supply chain.

Natural Resources Conservation Service, a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is focused on improving, protecting, and conserving natural resources on private lands through cooperative partnership with state and local agencies. For more than 80 years, NRCS and its predecessor agencies have worked in close partnerships with farmers and ranchers, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to maintain healthy and productive working landscapes.

Point Blue is a leader in climate-smart conservation, to help ensure that wildlife and communities continue to thrive in the decades to come. As a leader and innovator in conservation science, Point Blue harnesses the vision, scientific rigor, passion, and ability to inspire others to act to make positive conservation outcomes possible for a healthy blue planet. Founded in 1965, at the core of Point Blue is innovative science, achieved by studying birds and other environmental indicators.

Sonoma Resource Conservation District helps individuals and community groups drive the solutions to our most pressing natural resource issues, such as drought and climate change. Established in 1946, the organization does this by making available technical, financial, and educational resources, and then focusing or coordinating those resources so that they meet the needs of the local community and achieve the greatest benefit to soil, water and related natural resources.

SEI is an environmental nonprofit building leaders to drive sustainability solutions for a resilient world. For over 20 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, and businesses to develop a sustainability leadership pathway from elementary school to early career. In 2019-2020, the Eames Ranch hosted an emerging professional through SEI’s Climate Corps fellowship program to build a baseline for our energy and water conservation through data collection and analysis.

Windrush Farm, founded in 1995 by Mimi Luebbermann, grew from an intention of living simply, farming fiber, and functioning as a quiet space for Luebbermann’s long-standing writing career. Windrush Farm has since evolved into an educational facility, introducing Bay Area children and adults to farm life, wool, and the real world of animals, grass, and sunshine. For over two decades, Windrush Farm has grazed its sheep on the Eames Ranch property.