Local and accountable.
Productive lands. Thriving streams.
Helping people help the land.
Serving our community since 1946.
Your Local Partner in Conservation
Acting as a dot connector, a bridge builder, and innovative collaborator, we work to provide the best technical and educational resources to solve our most complex natural resource issues. We partner for conservation solutions.
Protecting Our Watersheds
The RCD works tirelessly with rural, agricultural, and urban partners to support healthy ecosystems, habitat and biodiversity, and ensure sustainable, high-quality water supplies for people and wildlife.
Our programs for farmers, ranchers, and local schools help ensure viable local agriculture while also helping agriculture to be of service to the environment.
Over the last few years, RCDs across the region have seen a dramatic interest in practices benefitting soil health and increasing carbon sequestration on a variety of agricultural properties. In Sonoma County, the Sonoma RCD has worked to develop LandSmart® carbon...read more
"'The environmental and agricultural literacy of the incoming students really ranges,' says Christine Kuehn, the SRCD education and communications specialist who orchestrates the activities of the FARMS participants. 'A lot of our students are from urban and suburban...read more
Our annual report showcases programmatic successes from fiscal year 2016-17 including LandSmart programming, developments in watershed-wide studies, and advancements in projects designed to study and mitigate the effects of our changing climate through agricultural...read more