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Central Coast Vineyard Team

  • Organization Name
    Central Coast Vineyard Team
  • Organization Website
  • Partners
    UC Cooperative Extension; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Contact Name
    N / A
  • Contact Email
    info@vineyardteam.org
  • Contact Phone
    (805)466-2288
  • Other Contact Information
    N / A
  • Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

    Determine the effectiveness of new practices for improving environmental quality. The following issues are addressed in CCVT demonstrations and research:

    • Protecting surface and groundwater quality
    • Conserving wildlife habitat
    • Minimizing soil erosion
    • Reduced risk insect and disease control
    • Biological control techniques
  • Participant Activities

    Growers implement new practices and collaborate with project staff and technical advisors to measure their impacts on environmental quality

  • Data Entry
    • Unknown
  • Other Participant Activities

    Growers participate in “tailgate” meetings at project vineyards to learn from one another and discuss the issues presented

  • System Studied
    • Mammals
    • Plants
    • Water Quality
    • Pollution Clean-up or Monitoring
    • Other (see Notes)
  • Geographic Scope
    Regional
  • Region
    Northern California
  • Location
    Central Coast Vineyards
  • Location - Map
    5915 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422
  • Time Commitment
    • Unknown
  • Volunteer Qualifications

    Monitoring is done by winegrape growers in collaboration with CCTV project staff and technical advisors

  • Volunteer Training

    CCVT offers educational “tailgate” meetings at project vineyards, for growers to learn from one another and discuss the issues presented.

  • Cost to Participant
    N / A
  • How will the findings be used?
    N / A
  • Other Information
    N / A
  • Photo
    N / A
  • last update:
    9/26/12

If you work with this project and would like to add to or update the information below, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

This database is focused on projects in California focused on the environment. For opportunities outside California, as well as national projects that don't have a California-specific components, check http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/projects.