Richter AG

an association of agricultural companies

We are a family owned and operated, vertically integrated rice growing operation based in Northern California.

707 Main St - Colusa, CA 95932

Conservation


Richter AG believes that as farmers we have a moral responsibility to be good stewards of the land and all it's resources.  It is not only the Richter family that occupies the land.  Wildlife of all sorts lived in these habitats long before Charles Richter immigrated to California from Prussia in the 19th century.  We believe we can live harmoniously with wildlife if we only take care to consider their needs.


As common practice we provide and protect nesting cover for upland birds, shorebirds and waterfowl. We hold winter water on rice fields as long as possible to provide habitat. As our crowning achievement we have placed 100 acres of marginal farmland into a permanent conservation reserve and manage it as a seasonal wetland, providing habitat for wildlife year around.  Watching deer, wild turkeys, beavers and a host of small mammals and birds thrive in the summer and waterfowl drop in by the thousands during their fall/winter migration is it's own reward.

The wetland, flooded up for the winter.

The wetland, flooded up for the winter.

Ducks circle the wetland, before landing in the pond.

Ducks circle the wetland, before landing in the pond.

Scores of ducks flying above the wetland.

Scores of ducks flying above the wetland.

Sunrise at the wetland.

Sunrise at the wetland.

One of the many channels at the wetland, filled with various waterfowl.

One of the many channels at the wetland, filled with various waterfowl.

Geese using a rice field as habitat during extended off season flooding.

Geese using a rice field as habitat during extended off season flooding.

By holding water into March, thousands of geese are able to make use of the fields between crop seasons.

By holding water into March, thousands of geese are able to make use of the fields between crop seasons.