At every scale from local to statewide, Resource Conservation Districts provide voluntary solutions and hands-on support for meeting our communities’ most pressing natural resource needs and challenges. Read about our on-the-ground projects and impact here.


Managing invasive weeds for ecosystem resilience

Invasive plants pose a risk to California’s ecosystems and public and private lands, and Resource Conservation Districts are working tirelessly throughout the state to manage and stop their spread.

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Conserving water for people, industry, and ecosystems

One of the greatest resource challenges for California will be the management of water for people, industry, and ecosystems. California’s RCDs are tackling this challenge with on-the-ground community led efforts.

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Advocating for effective natural resource management at every scale

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.

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RCRCD award photo for GrowRIVERSIDE 2/11/19

Adapting to Changing Needs through Urban Agriculture

Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District has responded to increased development by becoming a local leader in urban agriculture and local food systems.

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Improving Watershed Health and Water Conservation in California

On California’s North Coast, Humboldt County RCD is the primary agency working on the renowned Salt River Watershed restoration project. In Southern California, Coachella Valley RCD works directly with producers in underserved communities to increase irrigation efficiency.

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