Pajaro Compass Stakeholder Meetings

The Pajaro Compass Network meets twice annually, usually on the fourth Wednesday of April and October. Stakeholder Meetings change location throughout the Pajaro Watershed and highlight relevant and timely topics related to the six themes of the Pajaro Compass: Water Resources, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Carbon and Soil Health, Recreation and Community.

Stakeholder meetings provide an excellent networking opportunity for private landowners and land managers, community members, conservation groups, government agencies, and elected officials, to learn about one another’s activities and connect to advance the pace and scale of conservation in the watershed.

Network meetings are open to the public.

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Fall 2019 Network Meeting

Wednesday | Oct 23, 2019

Meeting Archive

Spring 2019 Network Meeting

One Watershed, Many Perspectives: Partnerships in the Pajaro

April 24, 2019

City of Watsonville Community Room | Watsonville

The Spring Stakeholder Meeting focused on watershed resource and restoration partnerships for water quality, flood control, and habitat. A panel of speakers represented projects in both the upper and lower watershed. Following a networking lunch (food provided), the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency led a tour of the Watsonville Wastewater Plant.

Fall 2018 Network Meeting

Tools for Conserving Working Lands: Easements, Mitigation, and Other Strategies

October 24, 2018

Veteran’s Memorial Building | Hollister

The Fall Stakeholder Meeting was geared toward owners and managers of working ranches and farms who are looking for ways to keep their land intact and productive for future generations. A panel of landowners shared their experiences with easements and other strategies for successful ranch succession, and a second panel of speakers described the tools and programs available for working lands conservation through their organizations and agencies.


Spring 2018 Field Day and Network Meeting

Ranching for Resiliency: Grazing for a Healthy Watershed and the Bottom Line

April 24, 2018

Gabilan Ranch | San Juan Bautista

The goal for this field day was to provide a forum for lively discussion about grazing for the benefit of people, animals, and the land, while sharing a model for collaboration among grazers, landowners, and conservation partners. In addition to the ranch owners and ranch manager, speakers included ecologists and soil scientists from The Nature Conservancy and Point Blue Conservation Science’s Rangeland Monitoring Network.

Fall 2017 Network Meeting

October 24, 2017

Veteran’s Memorial Building | Hollister

This meeting featured guest speakers on the Proposed Pacheco Reservoir Expansion and the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition.

Spring 2017 Network Meeting

April 19, 2017

Veteran’s Memorial Building | Hollister

This meeting featured guest speakers on the Salinas River Channel Maintenance Program and Prop 1 Funding Opportunities.


Fall 2016 Network Meeting

October 26, 2016

Veteran’s Memorial Building | Hollister

This meeting featured guest speakers on the Sustainable Agriculture Lands Conservation (SALC) program and Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) legislation.


Network Launch Meeting

June 23, 2016

Veteran’s Memorial Building | Hollister