California Land Stewardship Institute
The mission of the California Land Stewardship Institute is to assist public and private landowners in implementing land management practices and ecological restoration projects for the long-term benefit of the environment. 
The California Land Stewardship Institute (CLSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to planning and implementing environmental stewardship, restoration and enhancement programs and projects including educational activities, scientific studies, promotion of beneficial stewardship practices and resource conservation activities on private and public lands and waterways. CLSI also operates the Fish Friendly Farming® (FFF) Environmental Certification program in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Solano counties.
CLSI recognizes that many watershed problems affecting water quality and habitats are related to land management practices and environmental improvement requires changing these practices through long-term cooperation with landowners and managers.  Capital improvement projects to restore habitats will not produce sustained benefits to the environment unless land management practices are also revised and project sites are managed over the long term.
Free workshops are held for farmers and other private landowners throughout the year.
CLSI Publications:
Fish Friendly Farming® Beneficial Management Practices Workbook
Fish Friendly Farming® Farm Conservation Plan Template
Suisun Creek Watershed Assessment and Enhancement Plan
  • Fish Friendly Farming® (also called "Napa Green") Environmental Certification Program currently has over 30,000 acres enrolled in Napa County.
  • Napa River Oakville to Oak Knoll Ave. Sediment Reduction and Habitat Enhancement Plan
  • Suisun and Wooden Valley Creeks Watershed Restoration Program, including Arundo eradication on 14 miles of creek, revegetation on 18 miles of creek, and an extensive monitoring program
  • Bear Creek/Bale Slough Arundo donax Eradication and Native Plant Revegetation Program
  • Gravel Augmentation/Spawning Habitat Restoration Program, including Bear, Ritchey, and Sulphur Creeks and the Napa River channel
  • Carneros Creek Adaptive Management Program
  • Invasive non-native plant eradication and native plant revegetation projects on Rector, Conn, and Dry Creeks
Through the Fish Friendly Farming® (FFF) Environmental Certification program, CLSI works with landowners to implement ecological restoration projects.  Landowners interested in addressing water quality, flooding, habitat, and erosion concerns on their property are encouraged to contact CLSI for involvement in collaboratively funded projects.

Contact California Land Stewardship Institute

Laurel Marcus
550 Gateway Drive
Suite 108
Napa, California  94558
Phone: 707-253-1226
Fax: 707-253-1708


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Mendocino County, California
  • Napa County, California
  • Solano County, California
  • Sonoma County, California

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Fish Friendly Farming Environmental Certification
The FFF program integrates economic use of farmland with the production of environmental benefits. The land manager is the central figure in achieving and sustaining environmental improvements.