The Watershed Fund supports collaborative, action-based projects that generate data to quantify improved resource use. The results can develop a replicable framework and inform decision making as we transition to a regenerative model.
About the Watershed Fund
Guided by permaculture principles and focusing on individual efforts that have great, cumulative effects, as a community we can participate in the process of adaptive land management for a regenerative future.
Compliant Farms was formed as the cultural, regulatory and ecological worlds of small, private cannabis farms collided.
Through the design and implementation of site-specific management plans, we facilitate an approach for our community to become better land stewards. In our business plan and process, through education and resource sharing, from the generosity of our clients, the Watershed Fund was born.
Save The Van Arken
The Compliant Farms Watershed Fund financed by environmentally-minded cannabis farmers is proud to fund an acre for the Save the Van Arken project to permanently protect the bio-diverse headwaters of the Mattole River.
The Van Arken Watershed is in the heart of the Mattole River headwaters and spans 1,650 acres in Humboldt County, California. This watershed is currently free from residential development and is a salmon stronghold for wild runs of native coho, chinook, and steelhead. Sanctuary Forest launched the Fund an Acre campaign to take advantage of an opportunity to purchase and protect this sensitive watershed from being divided and developed.
Salmonid Restoration Conference
The Watershed Fund sponsored this year’s annual Salmonid Restoration Conference which offered an unparalleled opportunity for professionals, academics, and scientists to present their research to a large audience of fisheries restoration enthusiasts.
Tending the Garden
The Watershed Fund sponsored the screening of Tending the Garden at the Arcata Theatre Lounge in October 2022. Tending the Garden is a documentary film by La Osa and Biovortex that is a journey through a year in the life of three family farms cultivating cannabis, food and community in pursuit of a regenerative future.