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Pollinator-Friendly Urban Spaces and Working Lands


The Gold Ridge RCD (GRRCD) and the RCD of Greater San Diego County (RCDGSDC) are working with community members to leverage home gardens, schools, and agricultural lands to create diverse and...


What were RCDs up to in April?


California is home to 96 unique 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 month, we work…


Get to know Tahoe RCD


Over the last few years, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District (RCD) has been exploring a way to control invasive species in Lake Tahoe through UV-C light, and findings have been promising.


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.

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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.