CAL FIRE Awarded CARCD a 4 Million Dollar Wildfire Resilience Block Grant


Increasing Pace and Scale: Taking Critical RCD Projects to Implementation  Responding to the statewide unprecedented wildfire events, California’s resource conservation districts work with communities to complete critical fire resilience and reduction work to decrease the severity and impacts of wildfire…


Northern California prescribed-burning community releases video to inspire action


Private-public partnership promotes community-based prescribed burning For immediate release: September 21, 2020 Media contacts: Wendy Coy, Communications Manager Audubon Canyon Ranch wendy.coy@egret.org | 707-829-9582 Lucas Patzek, District Manager Napa County Resource Conservation District (Napa RCD) lucas@naparcd.org | 707-690-3119 Napa, CA…

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Building climate resilience and energy independence with biochar


An important part of keeping California forests fire resilient is managing and removing highly flammable dead trees and other hazardous fuels. Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are finding a way to turn the tricky problem of disposing of huge amounts of dried wood into an energy and climate solution for their local communities.


What were RCDs up to in December?

California is home to 96 unique Resource Conservation Districts (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…


Conservation Is a Priority in Governor Newsom’s 2020-21 Proposed Budget

This summary was written in collaboration with the legislative consultants at Pacific Policy Group. Governor Gavin Newsom released the Governor’s Proposed 2020-2021 Budget Summary on Friday, January 10. The proposed budget includes funding for climate smart agriculture, forest health and…


Get to Know Mariposa County RCD

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is a medium sized, rural RCD in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, north of Fresno, east of Merced, and southeast of Stockton. The district’s eastern section is the central portion…