The Department of Conservation provides assistance to California’s Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) in their mission to develop a land stewardship ethic that promotes long-term sustainability of the state’s rich and diverse natural resource heritage.
This support can take the form of
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Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are "special districts" of the state of California, set up under California law to be locally governed agencies with their own locally appointed or elected, independent boards of directors. California RCDs implement projects on public and private lands and educate landowners and the public about resource conservation. RCDs, authorized under Division 9 of the Public Resources Code, work together to conduct:
Watershed planning and management
Water quality protection and enhancement
Agricultural land conservation
Soil and water management on non-agricultural lands
Wildlife habitat enhancement
Recreational land restoration
Urban resource conservation
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