Independence Day (7/3/2020) - The RCD would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July weekend. Continue Reading
Hunter Safety (7/2/2020) - Many thanks to Shelly Blair from CA Fish & Wildlife and Kevin Villa from the Wild Turkey Federation for promoting wildlife conservation through hunter safety classes. Awesome! Great job and thank you. Continue Reading
Controlled Burn (7/1/2020) - Cal fire and Sierra Pacific Industries did a control burn within the Fire Adapted 50 vegetation management project area. The burn is a follow up management action after mastication work conducted by RCD. It's always great to see projects advance. It is also fun to watch controlled burns on occasion! Continue Reading
Greenstone Country (6/30/2020) - Folks gather in Greenstone Country to talk with representatives from the County, RCD and SMUD about community wildfire preparedness. Continue Reading
June 29, 2020 (6/29/2020) - It is a beautiful day in El Dorado County. In Placerville there will be a high of 82° and a low of 63°. Let's enjoy this 80° weather while it is here! Continue Reading
S.A.G.E. Map Contest Winners (6/26/2020) - The RCD would like to recognize all of the awesome students who participated in the 26th annual S.A.G.E. Map Contest. If you would like to see pictures of all the maps that won this year visit There will be a news article in the Mountain Democrat about the contest and the winners. This year… Continue Reading
Dogwood (6/25/2020) - This is a picture taken at one of our project sites: Fire Adapted 50 Phase 1. I can't miss a chance to post a picture of a beautiful springtime dogwood. They remind me of how diverse our county is. From oak woodlands to rich pine forests El Dorado County really is an amazing place. Continue Reading
Outdoor Meeting (6/24/2020) - It was an awesome day in the woods with Cal Fires Angie Lottes, Assistant Deputy Director for Climate and Energy and AEU Unit Forester, Tom Tinsley. Members of the RCD board, Chuck Mitchell and Frieder Schurr offer insight into the Fire Adapted 50 community wildfire protection strategy. Thank you Cal Fire for all your support. Continue Reading
Watershed Education Summit (6/19/2020) - Project Overview The Watershed Education Summit (WES) engages 60-80 high school students annually in watershed education and monitoring activities during a four-day event in the South Fork American River watershed. Key Findings The WES program continues to yield positive environmental and social outcomes in the South Fork American River watershed, and it has created a… Continue Reading