Sonoma Resource Conservation District

Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are the state's only grassroots conservation delivery system that identifies local conservation problems and guides solutions on a voluntary basis. From the dust bowl crisis to addressing climate change today, the RCD is your on the ground resource.


There are 96 RCDs throughout California - each covering a different geographic territory. The Sonoma RCD covers 919,000 acres, or over 85% of Sonoma County, and includes the Russian River, Petaluma River, Sonoma Creek, Stemple Creek, and Gualala River Watersheds. See the maps of our district.

In a wonderful illustration of our mission, "A State of Harmony" depicts the shared land ethic behind the important protection and stewardship work being done by RCDs and Land Trusts in California. Check it out!