CARCD 77th Annual Conference

“Building Partnerships for California's Conservation Communities”

Please join us November 30th through December 2nd for our in-person event at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom along with an additional virtual event in March 2023.

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.

Register Now!

Registration for CARCD’s 77th Annual Conference is open now through November 15th!

Registration Fees In-Person Conference

  • Full Conference – RCDs (includes registration to the Virtual Conference) | $375
  • Full Conference – Partners (includes registration to the Virtual Conference) | $395
  • One Day Conference – RCDs | $150
  • One Day Conference – Partners | $175
    * Optional Wednesday Tour: Spotlight on Sac Valley Agriculture | $48
    * Optional Wednesday Tour: Caldor Fire Recovery/Fire Adapted 50 Demonstration | $48

Registration Fees Virtual Conference Only (March 2023)

  • RCD Full Virtual Conference | $125
  • Partner Full Virtual Conference | $150
  • RCD Virtual Single Track | $75
  • Partner Virtual Single Track | $95

Registration for the in-person conference guarantees access to both the in-person conference and virtual component in March 2023. Registration for the in-person conference closes November 15, 2022. Registration for the virtual component is available now through March 2023.

We have built an exciting agenda with keynote speakers, panels, and breakout sessions on the most critical topics in California conservation. View the Conference agenda here.

**schedule is subject to change

Click here to register for the Annual Conference.

Click here to reserve a hotel room for the in-person conference.

Annual Business Meeting / Call for Resolutions

The CARCD Annual Business meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, December 8th from 5pm-7pm. The meeting will agenda will include the presentation and voting on submitted resolutions and updates from partners (NRCS, DOC, NACD, and Pacific Policy Group).

Any member district or committee may propose a resolution for adoption by the general membership at the annual conference. Resolutions shall declare policies, and/or call for actions in connection with policies that are within the scope of the purposes and powers of the Association. Resolutions for consideration of the general RCD membership need to be submitted to the CARCD by November 11, 2022. All member RCDs and delegates will receive a copy of all resolutions by November 17th, 2022. Please submit your resolution via email to Brittany Friedman.

Each member district can select a district director as its delegate to represent the district at the Annual Meeting. Each RCD that is a full dues-paying member needs to submit a Delegate Credential via this form by November 30th, 2022.

Reach out to Emily Sutherland at with any questions regarding the Annual Business Meeting.

Sponsor the Conference

We believe that voluntary, locally-led conservation is the key to ensuring thriving landscapes and adaptable communities for all Californians. If you would like to sponsor the conference, please contact Nancy Wahl-Scheurich at

A big thank you to last year’s sponsors

Thank You to Our Growing List of Sponsors!

CARCD would like to thank our growing list of sponsors for the 77th CARCD Annual Conference. This page will be updated regularly as new sponsors are added.