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Productive lands. Thriving streams.
Conservation at work.
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
The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. Eligible system components include (among others) soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low pressure irrigation systems, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives and installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy.read more
The Project Manager position offers an exciting opportunity for a conservation professional to apply his or her skills in a mission-driven and team-oriented atmosphere. The successful candidate will work with agricultural landowners to develop LandSmart conservation plans and carbon farm plans to address multiple resource goals such as water quality, soil heath, and climate-beneficial farming. See full job description here: sonomarcd.org/get-involved/join-our-team/read more
Our September eNewsletter has been released! In this newsletter: Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 21, a fond farewell to Anya, Prescribed Fire Workshop, Save the Date vineyard hedgerow tour, welcome Margie and more!read more
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