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.