Partner Spotlight: Pacific Forest Trust

A think-and-do-tank of scientists, conservationists, policy wonks, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts, the Pacific Forest Trust advocates for healthy forest ecosystems, including sustainable wood harvest, healthy watersheds, thriving wildlife, and a well-balanced climate. Like Resource Conservation Districts, they believe that effective…


Partner Spotlight: California Natural Resources Agency


The reach and impact of the California Natural Resources Agency on conservation spans 25 entities—it includes the Department of Conservation, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the California Conservation Corps, Department of Parks…


Yolo County RCD is restoring a unique wetland wildlife corridor

Travelers on the I-80 Causeway between Davis and Sacramento are able to rest their eyes on a beautiful stretch of managed wetlands and wildlife-friendly farming making up the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (YBWA), which is owned and operated by the…


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…


Partner Spotlight: U.S. Forest Service

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture charged with managing the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands. Their Forest Stewardship, Forest Legacy, and other programs also recognize the importance of sustainable…


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…


Funding for Monarch Conservation in California


To help address the steep decline of the monarch population in California, the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) has been awarded funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to build technical expertise for monarch conservation within…