Alameda County Conservation Partnership
The Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) collaborate as the Conservation Partnership to serve as the lead conservation agency in Alameda County. We provide technical and educational services for natural resource conservation and agriculture enhancement. The Partnership collaborates with many partners including private landowners, local, state and federal agencies and other organizations to develop and implement various conservation and agricultural strategies.
The fundamental principles of the working landscape, conservation and enhancement, and of the local agricultural heritage, provide focus for the Partnership's work. For example, NRCS cost-share programs provide financial assistance to install practices that not only improve conservation values but also enhance the viability of the agricultural landowner, in turn fostering continuance of the farming and ranching heritage in the County.
What's New at the RCD
Healthy Soils Funding Opportunity
The Alameda County RCD has funding to assist a limited number of interested farmers and ranchers with applications to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Healthy Soils Incentives program. Applications are due by 5:00 PM March 8th, 2019. Up to $75,000 in cost share-grants per applicant.
To view a Healthy Soils Grant flyer, click here.
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