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.


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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“Celebrating Resilient Landscapes and Adaptive Communities” at CARCD’s 73rd Annual Conference

CARCD continued the tradition of bringing together the conservation community from around the state at the 73rd Annual CARCD Conference in San Diego from November 14-17, 2018.

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RCDs promote soil health throughout California

Many Resource Conservation Districts are at the cutting edge in pilot projects and creating programs to incentivize and provide technical assistance for carbon farming and healthy soils projects.

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