Each publication is available in PDF format by clicking on the photo cover.

A pictorial guide to California native grasses.

Every farmer has them: odd corners, strips of field, or ditch banks that are too awkward to farm economically. But you can’t just let them sit or they become noxious weed patches that compromise your operation. The Yolo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) recommends an alternative protocol for these spaces that not only suppresses weeds with less annual maintenance, but stabilizes the soil and brings wildlife and beneficial insects back to your farm. In this booklet you will find proven techniques for establishing hedgerows, tailwater and wildlife ponds, and permanent non-weedy vegetation on roadsides, canal banks, field edges and creeks.

This directory and guide draws on the amazing work of various watershed groups throughout the country. The goal of this project is to introduce Yolo County residents to the efforts and accomplishments of these groups. We hope that this document provides a guide to County resources and issues and inspires residents to take conservation into their own hands. The document serves as a directory of contact information for local organizations so that landowners may leverage their efforts with others.

The goal of this plan is to enhance the natural resources of Yolo County through integrated management of natural resources on individual farms and throughout the watershed using voluntary, small-scale measures that can be implemented by individual landowners. The resources and problems that could be jointly managed include storm water, erosion, sedimentation, agriculture, wildlife habitat, and groundwater recharge.


California Native Grass

Hummingbird Garden

Garden Herb

California Oak Woodland Community

Native Oaks of California