This was Morgan's first time presenting and coming in first at the local level and then runner-up at regionals illuminates her innate gift for public speaking. Associate Director and former Pierce High School Ag teacher, George Green, coached Morgan in preparation for the Sacramento Valley RCD Regional Speak- Off contest and encouraged her to keep developing her gift.
Emiliano Rodriguez and Morgan Erickson, both from Pierce High School, gave presentations to the Colusa County Resource Conservation Board of Directors on "How RCDs help landowners reduce the threat of fires?”.
Ever wonder how that spiny yellow-flowered thistle came to be almost everywhere you look in the Sacramento Valley? This extremely resilient plant is exceptionally hard to eradicate, and often takes several years of intensive management to be able to control.