Yolo County Resource Conservation District (YCRCD) is a non-regulatory special district serving over 650,000 acres of diverse agricultural operations, rangeland, public open space and developed areas in Yolo County. Our mission is to protect, improve and sustain the natural resources of Yolo County. The Yolo County RCD employs a watershed approach that allows an integrated assessment of resource inputs, outputs and impacts. We promote responsible stewardship by:
- Developing, evaluating and implementing conservation practices through cooperative land users
- Providing technical guidance, and on-site expertise
- Educating agencies and the public in resource conservation and enhancement
- Sponsoring partnerships and networks
We work closely with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service to provide technical services to the residents, landowners, agricultural producers and government agencies of Yolo County.
The Yolo County RCD Strategic Plan guides district activities to address conservation issues in Yolo County. Our Annual Reports give a summary of our accomplishments:
The Yolo County RCD is a trusted steward of public and private funds. As a Special District, Yolo County RCD is subject to state transparency and accountability laws. The Brown Act and Division 9 of the California Public Resource Code require public meetings, open records, annual audits and financial reporting to the State Controller’s Office.