Partner Spotlight: California Natural Resources Agency

The reach and impact of the California Natural Resources Agency on conservation spans 25 entities—it includes the Department of Conservation, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the California Conservation Corps, Department of Parks…

Get to Know Yolo County RCD

Travelers on the I-80 Causeway between Davis and Sacramento are able to rest their eyes on a beautiful stretch of managed wetlands and wildlife-friendly farming making up the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, which is owned and operated by the California…

What were RCDs up to in January?

California is home to 95 unique Resource Conservation Districts (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…

What were RCDs up to in December?

California is home to 96 unique Resource Conservation Districts (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…

Partner Spotlight: U.S. Forest Service

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture charged with managing the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands. Their Forest Stewardship, Forest Legacy, and other programs also recognize the importance of sustainable…

Conservation Is a Priority in Governor Newsom’s 2020-21 Proposed Budget

This summary was written in collaboration with the legislative consultants at Pacific Policy Group. Governor Gavin Newsom released the Governor’s Proposed 2020-2021 Budget Summary on Friday, January 10. The proposed budget includes funding for climate smart agriculture, forest health and…

Get to Know Mariposa County RCD

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is a medium sized, rural RCD in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, north of Fresno, east of Merced, and southeast of Stockton. The district’s eastern section is the central portion…

Get to Know RCD of Monterey County

The RCD of Monterey County was founded in 1942, and works to “conserve and improve our natural resources, integrating the demand for environmental quality with the needs of agricultural and urban users.” The diverse landscape of Monterey County corresponds with…

Partner Spotlight: California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has been a long-time partner of Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) through collaboration and thanks to numerous grant programs that the Department oversees. Their mission is “to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and…