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.


Building climate resilience and energy independence with biochar

An important part of keeping California forests fire resilient is managing and removing highly flammable dead trees and other hazardous fuels. Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are finding a way to turn the tricky problem of disposing of huge amounts of dried wood into an energy and climate solution for their local communities.

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Increasing Pace and Scale for Conservation at the 74th Annual CARCD Conference

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Promoting Conservation in the Cannabis Sector

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Helping homeowners become fire resilient in Ventura County

RCDs across the state provide homeowners with technical assistance and services to help them become more resilient to wildfire. Their work includes chipping services, helping with tree and brush removal, education and training around prescribed fire, and more.

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Finding solutions for groundwater management in California

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires over-drafted groundwater basins to achieve balance between supply and demand by the 2040s. This is a tough task for many communities, and RCDs are stepping up to be a part of the solution.

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Ensuring Thriving Trout and Salmon Populations for Future Generations

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