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Productive Lands. Thriving Streams.
Helping people help the land.
Building resiliency together.
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 Your RCD
Post-fire property landowner considerations: erosion, sediment, and forests.
Please join us for a conversation hosted by staff from Sonoma Resource Conservation District (RCD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to discuss post-fire considerations on your property.
The latest | November 2020 Edition: Post-fire considerations Zoom for landowners, Russian River streamflow releases, Monarch butterfly Thanksgiving Count, Wildfire preparedness for farms/ranches, Coronavirus funding for ag producers, and more!
Visit our Resources | Newsletter page to read this edition and to sign up for our monthly editions!
Dr. Mark Greenspan, viticulturist and President of Advanced Viticulture in Windsor, CA, discusses his approach to managing irrigation in vineyards to achieve optimal grape quality using the least amount of water necessary. In this interview with Keith Abeles, the Sonoma RCD’s Soil and Water Specialist, he explains his program of using soil moisture probes in conjunction with pressure chambers and porometers to deliver precise amounts of irrigation when needed, and how to hold off when it is unnecessary.
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