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The Grassland Environmental Education Center connects youth to wildlife and wetlands

Candace Sigmond, the Grassland Environmental Education Center’s education coordinator, can get a class of thirty students and ten parents outfitted in thick, chest-high, waterproof waders in 15 minutes flat. Her goal is to minimize the amount of time spent getting…

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Plant Trees, Not Too Many, Mostly Oaks: the Butte County RCD Reforests After the Camp Fire

In the aftermath of the Camp Fire, the Butte County Resource Conservation District (RCD) has been collaborating with partners and the Paradise community to reforest the landscape. In spring alone, the RCD helped plant 137,000 trees on private lands. Their…

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New COVID-19 Resources Page

We know that Resource Conservation Districts are working to adapt to the new landscape of the COVID-19 crisis, including complying with new requirements as employers and maintaining important services to their communities. The California Association of RCDs has compiled a…

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What were RCDs up to in February?

California is home to 95 unique Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) operating in ten regions throughout the state. RCDs are California’s boots-on-the-ground, providing everything from technical assistance, to design and installation of conservation projects, to community education — and more. Each…

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