Partner Spotlight: Xerces Society

6/10/19

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (Xerces Society) is a conservation non-profit organization that has been protecting “the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats” since its founding in 1971. Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) have been partnering…

What were RCDs up to in April?

5/2/19

California is home to 96 unique RCDs operating in ten regions throughout the state. RCDs are California’s boots-on-ground, providing everything from technical assistance to design and installation of conservation projects to community education — and more. Each month, we work…

Get to know Tahoe RCD

5/1/19

Over the last few years, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District (RCD) has been exploring a way to control invasive species in Lake Tahoe through UV-C light, and findings have been promising.

Partner Spotlight: California Invasive Plant Council

Spring is here, and based on their Facebook page, it looks like the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) and volunteers are “busy pulling weeds while the ground is soft and the shoots are young.” The recent heavy rains have been…

New White Paper on Shifting the Regulatory Paradigm

Kellyx Nelson, Executive Director of the San Mateo Resource Conservation District, has co-authored a white paper called Shifting the Regulatory Paradigm Toward Bold Immediate Action for a Resilient California. This paper was prepared under the auspices of the California Landscape Stewardship Network to help…

Partner Spotlight: California Department of Food and Agriculture

4/4/19

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has been an essential partner and supporter of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) and Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs). CDFA is a key funder and regulator for many conservation-in-agriculture programs.…

RCD Spotlight: Alameda County RCD

3/6/19

Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are often referred to as “the best kept secret” in conservation. Though said as a compliment, this highlights one of the biggest issues for RCDs: a lack of visibility, which contributes to lost opportunities for partnerships…

What were RCDs up to in November?

12/5/18

California is home to 98 unique RCDs operating in ten regions throughout the state. RCDs are California’s boots-on-ground, providing everything from technical assistance to design and installation of conservation projects to community education — and more. Each month, we work…

John de Graaf Keynote: Can Beauty Save the World?

CARCD was honored to host John de Graaf as our closing keynote speaker for our 73rd Annual CARCD Conference, which took place November 14th – 17th, 2018 in San Diego, CA. John de Graaf is an author, filmmaker, and part…