CARCD’s 74th Annual Conference

“Increasing Pace and Scale: Local Action for Water, Soil, and Forest Resilience”

The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) will continue the tradition of bringing together the conservation community from around the state at the 74th Annual CARCD Conference.

This year’s theme is “Increasing Pace and Scale: Local Action for Water, Soil, and Forest Resilience” and the conference will be held from November 12-15, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel at the Sundial Bridge in Redding, California.

The Annual CARCD Conference is a highly anticipated event that brings together conservation practitioners, scientists, private landowners and land managers, legislators, non-profits—plus state, federal and regional agency representatives. Recent speakers have included the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Director of the California Department of Conservation, and renowned researchers and advisors from the University of California, among others.

Please direct any questions to Kiko Barr, conference coordinator, who can be reached at or (916) 836-4804. We look forward to seeing you in November!


Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas for presentations. We are in the process of working with our speakers to finalize the agenda. Please stay tuned!

Conference day-by-day:

  • Tuesday, November 12 – RCD Capacity Day and Soil Health Terrace
  • Wednesday, November 13 – Opening session, awards lunch and breakout sessions
  • Thursday, November 14 – Breakout sessions and High School Speak-off Competition
  • Friday, November 15 – CARCD Annual Meeting and conservation tours


Link to sign up for waitlist

**Update September 9th: We are currently sold out of registrations, but are actively working to find ways to increase the capacity. In the meantime, please use the link above to add yourself to the waitlist and we will contact you as soon as we have an update.**

Two day registration

RCD pricing: $345 for early bird (or $365 after 8/31)

Partner pricing: $365 early bird (or $385 after 8/31)

One day registration

RCD pricing: $225

Partner pricing: $245


Group rates at the Sheraton start at $128+tax. Rates are available for the nights of Monday (11/11) and Friday (11/15); rooms are no longer available for Tuesday (11/12), Wednesday (11/13), or Thursday (11/14). To book a room, please call Sara Hewitt at the Sheraton at (530) 364-2800.


We believe that voluntary, locally-led conservation is the key to ensuring thriving landscapes and adaptable communities for all Californians. This is an exciting opportunity to gain recognition for the work that you do, network with like-minded professionals, and promote the visibility of your organization or business. For more information on sponsorship view our Sponsorship Page.

Become a conference sponsor today and enjoy the numerous benefits of sharing your organization’s knowledge, services, and resources to hundreds of conservation and resource management professionals from throughout the state. Download the 2018 Annual CARCD Conference Sponsorship Packet for additional information and stay tuned for how to become a sponsor for our 74th conference in 2019.