Coordinated local and statewide advocacy efforts are ensuring that the RCD network is having a greater impact on conversations that are shaping the future of conservation in California.
The California Department of Conservation (DOC) is one of the Resource Conservation District (RCD) network’s most important statewide partners. Housed within the California Natural Resources Agency, the DOC contains the Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) which works closely with…
In this month’s Partner Spotlight we looked at the history of our partnership with the Carbon Cycle Institute and our collective work around carbon farming: What is CCI? Carbon Cycle Institute (CCI) is an important partner for the RCD network and…
There is a broad spectrum of capacity among RCDs. We are leading an unprecedented effort aimed at elevating the statewide network so that districts can collectively achieve their vision of being go-to hubs for conservation in their communities.
With CARCD as the lead, our network is able to contract with the State as a single entity while utilizing the expertise of RCDs to provide high quality local service throughout California.
CARCD houses the California Grazing Land Coalition (GLC), which seeks to support producers in the ranching community by concentrating on actions that promote quality technical assistance, education, and outreach.
CARCD has been building momentum and developing partnerships related to soil health and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. At the same time, RCDs around the state have begun creating and implementing Carbon Farm Plans in partnership with the Carbon Cycle Institute (CCI).
CARCD signed an MOU with many state and federal partners to form the CDFN in 2017. This network was established through a locally-led, grassroots effort to increase the adoption of economically viable resource conservation strategies by California farmers.
We are assisting RCDs in the development of Fee-for-Service conservation programs in the cannabis sector by connecting local and state stakeholders, financial support, legal counsel, and partnership opportunities.
CARCD is the lead partner on a $10 million USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project to address the state’s tree mortality crisis in the Pacific Southwest.