Partnerships and Awards

Breathe California

  • Clean Air Champions award in the Sustainability category - 2012

Cache Creek Conservancy

  • Partners on the FWS Tribal Wildlife Grant for riparian invasive weed control and re-vegetation on Cache Creek

California Certified Organic Farm

  • Yocha Dehe Organic certified 250-acre farm to produce wheat for neighboring organic pig farm and sunflower seed to plant for oil - October 2009

Center for Land-Based Learning

  • Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) field day with Yocha Dehe Wintun Academy and Esparto students to educate about the benefits and uses of native plantings


  • Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) to partially fund the fuel cells and solar array

State of California

  • Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) - 2003


  • California Trane High-Performance Building Showcase award for Thermal Energy Storage System - 2010

U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

  • EQIP grant for water conservation at the Grossi Ranch - 2009
  • EQIP grant for rangeland conservation at the Sugarloaf Ranch - 2010
  • Ongoing work on sustainable grazing practices, erosion control and invasive weed control on the Tribe’s rangelands

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

  • Tribal Wildlife Grant for riparian invasive weed control and re-vegetation - 2012

U.S. Green Building Council

  • LEED-Silver certification for the clubhouse at the Yocha Dehe Golf Course - 2009
  • LEED-Platinum certification for the facility building on the Tribe's community property - 2012

Waste Management

  • Recycling Star - 2006

WateReuse Association

  • Project of the Year Award for the Cache Creek Desalination Facility - 2009

Yolo County Resource Conservation District

  • Planting 2,400 feet of native hedgerow to provide a wildlife corridor, habitat for beneficial insects, a windbreak and to slow runoff
  • Controlling invasive riparian and upland weeds