El Dorado County & Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts
Welcome to the RCD!
Welcome to El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts. Resource Conservation Districts are grassroots government organizations that advise and assist individual landowners and public agencies in planning and implementation of conservation practices for the protection, restoration, or development of land, water, and related natural resources. As a local government entity, RCDs can work with any local, state or federal agency through simple cooperative agreements. Many times the RCD can get conservation activities on the ground faster, cheaper and with greater local sensitivity than any other government entity. Each RCD advise and assist individual landowners and public agencies in planning and implementation of conservation practices for the protection, restoration, or development of land, water, and related natural resources.
INVESTING IN CALIFORNIA’S WATERSHED SIERRA NEVADA CONSERVANCY’S PROPOSITION 84 GRANT PROGRAM
More than 60% of the state’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada Region, and up to half of the water flowing into the Delta starts its journey in the Sierra’s forested watersheds.
Over the past six years the Sierra Nevada Conservancy has successfully awarded over $50 million through the Proposition 84 Grant Program, investing in projects that directly improve watershed health,
water quality, and community health for the betterment of the people of California.
Investing in California’s Watershed provides a synopsis of the grant program using 10 highlighted sample projects in the five key areas of investment. The El Dorado County & Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts
have implemented a Fish Friendly Farming program under partnership with the California Land Stewardship Institute.
Watch this video providing an overview of the program.
To explore the relationship between Sierra Nevada watersheds, use of the water, and the investments made by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to protect and improve the Region, check out the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's website.