2021 CARCD Annual Conference

“Communities, Collaboration, and Climate: RCDs on the Cutting-Edge of Conservation”

Please join us for virtual meetings, social events and presentations throughout November & December 2021 and into February 2022 as the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) continues the tradition of bringing together representatives from federal and state agencies, non-profits, private industries, farming communities, and resource conservation districts (RCDs) to share knowledge, build partnerships, and address urgent natural resource challenges. Experts will present and engage in conversations on climate-smart agriculture, the tree mortality crisis, community fire resilience, sustainable groundwater management, watershed health, social equity in conservation, and wildlife preservation. 

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID, the Conference is going fully online and will be the most accessible conference yet! With low prices and the ability to tune in from all over the country, we are expecting more attendees than ever. 

Zoom fatigue is real. To keep our attendees feeling fresh and engaged, our conference will feature interactive sessions on the most relevant conservation efforts. Tracks will be set up to make it clear and easy to engage with the topics you want.

The CARCD Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity for our partners and community members to connect directly with RCDs, which are recognized as the go-to hubs for conservation and have been implementing voluntary, locally-led conservation on public and private lands since 1937. Meaningful progress and recovery from all the challenges of 2020-2021 will require a collaborative scaling up of solutions, and we invite you to join us as we plan for the future.

More details will be posted soon, so stay tuned. If you would like us to email you with details about the conference dates and agenda, please email info@carcd.org and we will contact you as soon as that information is available.

Awards Nominations

With all the challenges that 2020 & 2021 have brought to us, let’s end 2021 with some reasons to celebrate! Nominate anyone from the state-wide network of RCDs for the great work over the past two years. Submit as many nominations as you’d like. Nominations are due by: Wednesday, December 8th.


Registration links will be open soon, please check back for more updates.