About RCD Project Tracker
Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are one of California’s earliest grassroots
conservation organizations–identifying conservation needs and supporting local land managers in implementing solutions on a voluntary basis.
RCDs throughout California maintain a special relationship with each other, the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD), California Department of Conservation (DOC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS).
It is the vision of California’s Resource Conservation Districts to be Relevant, Excellent, and Visible “go-to” hubs for natural resource conservation and agriculture on public and private land.
There is a Resource Conservation District in every county in California that is governed by Division 9 of the State’s Public Resources Code. RCDs are woven into their communities and thus have a unique local role in conservation. Strong working partnerships with community members, private and public land owners and managers, non-profit organizations, research institutions, and all levels of government allow RCDs to deliver a broad range of on-the-ground solutions to resource and conservation challenges.
The RCD Project Tracker was created so that RCDs throughout the state have a way to comprehensively track and showcase the conservation benefits of our collective work, including our partnerships, our ability to manage and leverage public and private conservation dollars, improve water quality, restore watersheds, mitigate climate change, support working landscapes, and educate the public and policy makers on the multiple socio-ecological values of conservation.
This is a project of the 19 RCDs Currently Participating in this Effort. The intention is that once the site is complete it will be open to interested RCDs across the state. Current Participating RCDs Include:
Alameda, Cachuma, Coarse Gold, Contra Costa, Gold Ridge, Honey Lake, Humboldt, Inland Empire, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Placer, San Mateo, Santa Monica Mountains, Sonoma, Tahoe, Trinity, Upper Salinas-Las Tablas, and Yolo RCDs.
This project is funded by the California Department of Conservation and individual Resource Conservation Districts.