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
Although this past year has been eventful and trying, it has truly renewed our gratitude for this beautiful place and strong community where we live and work. As we look back at the past year and then turn our eyes toward the future, a few words come to mind:...read more
We are so grateful to the partners who participated in this strategic planning process. Dozens of you dedicated your time and wisdom to conversations with our team during this process, and from these conversations we gained new insight into our community, its natural...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
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