We welcome you to experience California the way it used to be: family friendly, hard working and serene. The Capay Valley is a tranquil region of Northern California nestled between the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area and the metropolitan region of the Sacramento Valley. We invite you to come and immerse yourself in this unique section of Yolo County.
Home to several small communities, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, farms and ranches, and an abundance of wildlife, the beauty of the Capay Valley is found in its rolling hills, natural creeks and affable residents. Whether you call it home or just come to visit, the Capay Valley will remind you of the importance of preserving rural America.
In 2000 a group of residents-including farmers, townspeople, and the Tribal Council of Rumsey Indian Rancheria-came together to discuss issues facing the Capay Valley Region and to develop strategies to manage growth and preserve a sense of place. CVV incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2001 to establish a community-wide vision for the future of the Capay Valley Region and to facilitate an ongoing collaborative process for planning.
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For additional information call Nancy at (916) 475-6408
Public participation welcome! Identify and prioritize regional needs in the areas of: recreation, infrastructure, economic development, social services, ag tourism, education, housing, water, traffic, safety services, community advocacy, communications, and other topics. This community planning event is supported by the Yolo County Rural Initiative Fund, the Heitman Foundation, and Capay Valley Vision.
Contact CVV President Leo Refsland for more information: 530-723-4054.
Background on the prior version of the Action Plan (also known as Consensus Document):
This document was created in response to a Yolo County request to develop a coherent road map for the future of the Capay Valley. Prepared by the multiple organizations listed at the end of the document, it was submitted to Yolo County but has not received further action by them. It has been used by the participating organizations including Capay Valley Vision as a backbone for testimony, grant requests and planned action.
Are you a livestock and/or poultry small-scale farmer or backyard producer? We are seeking your help for an ANR and UC Davis survey regarding animal health concerns on small-scale farms, or for peri-urban and urban animal agriculture in the West (California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado). This survey aims to identify the needs of livestock and/or poultry owners related to animal health, animal husbandry and food safety.This study will serve as a benchmark for designing effective educational programs to train farmers, backyard producers and veterinarians working within this sector.
Farmers Encouraged to Share Their Perspectives on California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act through County-wide Survey.
This week researchers from Yolo County based Stockholm Environment Institute and ERA Economics sent a survey to farmers in Yolo County to provide them with an opportunity to share their perspectives about the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The survey is being conducted in collaboration with the Yolo County Farm Bureau and The Water Resources Association of Yolo County. The survey is part of a larger project looking at groundwater and water management for Yolo County agriculture, which is being funded by the USDA Water for Agriculture program. Farmers in the area can return the survey in the pre-paid envelopes provided. If you are a farmer in Yolo County and did not receive the survey please email YoloSurvey@sei-us.org to request one.