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.
What's New at the RCD
Our June eNewsletter highlights: RCD adds Forester to our team, celebrating pollinators, oak woodland regeneration, upcoming community events and workshops! Read the full newsletter here:...read more
Our May eNewsletter highlights: Ombudsman hired to assist Lower River communities, RCD signs onto California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Resolution, FARMS Leadership celebrates class of 2018, and cover crop, tillage tailgate coming to you on August 2! Read the...read more
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