KSBW 8 News Story on Monarch Overwintering Signage Project


The dangers of releasing captive-bred monarch butterflies into the wild was recently covered by KSBW Action News 8. The segment discussed a project spearheaded by CARCD, RCD of Santa Cruz County, and Groundswell Coastal Ecology to work with California State…


Water For Farms

“These farms, the food they grow, the jobs they provide… all of this abundance requires water.” San Mateo RCD, Trout Unlimited, NOAA and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service partner to ensure water for farms, fish and people. This episode…


CARCD Post-Fire and Partnership Dicsussion Webinars


CARCD has recordings of our partnership discussion with FSCs and our post fire timeline discussion forum. Below are descriptions of each discussion and links to view the webinars. FSC – RCD Partnership Discussion CARCD hosted a 90-minute partnership discussion on…


Partner Spotlight: NRCS State Conservationist Carlos Suarez


Carlos Suarez is the California State Conservationist for USDA-NRCS. After his parents emigrated from Cuba in the sixties to Puerto Rico, Suarez grew up aiming for a career in mechanical or electrical engineering. Attending University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez on a…


Partner Spotlight: Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program


The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (“Partners Program”) is one of the habitat restoration and enhancement programs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Partners Program supports voluntary conservation projects on private lands (non-federal/non-state owned) in order to…


COVID-19 Can’t Stop California’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Efforts


Responding to a drastic decline in the population of western monarchs, California’s resource conservation districts work with land managers and communities to protect and enhance habitat for monarchs. SACRAMENTO, CA, May 12, 2020 – The California Association of Resource Conservation…


Partner Spotlight: Monarch Joint Venture


The Monarch Joint Venture is a “partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic programs working together to protect the monarch migration across the United States.” They were founded in 2009 with the mission of protecting “monarchs…


Ventura County RCD takes creative approaches to save the monarch butterfly

Ventura County provides a wealth of opportunities for monarch conservation. The region contains both coastal overwintering sites as well as inland locations that are prime areas for breeding and nectar habitat restoration. The Ventura County Resource Conservation District (Ventura RCD)…