Grazing Lands Coalition

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.


Carbon Farming

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).


Outreach to Underserved Farmers

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has partnered with CARCD on an Outreach to Historically Underserved Farmers pilot program, which offers “mini-grants” to eligible non-profits and Resource Conservation Districts to conduct outreach to underserved producers.


Conservation in Cannabis

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.


Forest Health

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.

Impact Story

Glenn County and Conservation Education: The RCD Connects with Kids Program


The Glenn County Resource Conservation District has been reaching out to future conservationists for over a decade with the RCD Connects with Kids program and, for the last two years, has partnered with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to help students focus in on soil health.


Agenda Announced for the 73rd Annual CARCD Conference


Featuring four days of trainings, breakout sessions, panels, and networking opportunities, the Annual CARCD Conference is a highly anticipated event that brings together California’s diverse conservation community.

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Cachuma RCD recognized for work with strawberry farmers


Cachuma RCD was recognized at the annual Strawberry Industry Recognition Dinner in April 2018 for their work helping local strawberry growers to conserve water and promote environmentally sustainable farming practices.

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Building fire safe communities in San Diego County


California wildfires are causing historic levels of damage and harm to communities throughout the state. Read more to learn about how RCD of Greater San Diego County is helping to build fire safe communities.