Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) Mission

The mission of the Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) is to provide leadership in the County and region in natural resources conservation, wildlife and habitat preservation, and agricultural enhancement through partnerships, education, outreach, resource services and technical expertise.

Call for Urban Farms Conservation Mini-Grant Applications

The application period for the Urban Farms Conservation Mini-Grant program is open! Visit our Funding Opportunities page for more information. Applications are due by 5pm on Friday September 10, 2021 via email to [email protected] or through google form here.

Click here to download application packet

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Bay Area Womxn Farmer Field Day

Join our event for womxn farmers and agricultural stewards to see on-farm water conservation in action, as well as discuss unique dynamics associated with land leases on public and private lands! This free event will be held on Thursday, July 29th at the Sunol Ag Park.

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FY19 & FY20 Annual Report

Our latest annual report for FY2019 and FY2020 is now available! Read about our project highlights, upcoming projects, services, and more by clicking below.

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KQED’s Forum

Get a regional perspective on the troubles and mysteries of the Western monarch butterfly population from KQED’s Forum. Hear directly from local experts on the pressing issues of long-term data collection on pollinator declines, prospects of the Western monarch population, and considerations related to pesticide use, captive rearing, disease, climate change, and milkweed planting. Listen in for more information on what can be done to help the Western monarch butterfly population.

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Keeping Rangelands Working

Are you worried about the current conditions of extreme drought in Bay Area rangelands? Read University of California Agriculture and Natural Resource’s newsletter about possible actions land managers can take to navigate these conditions. For more information click here.

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Hoja de Datos del Cultivo de Carbono

¿Quiere saber más sobre las formas en que los agricultores y ganaderos pueden ayudar a mitigar el cambio climático mientras mejorando la salud del suelo y aumentando el rendimiento de los cultivos y la producción de forrajes? Descargue la hoja de datos para aprender más sobre el cultivo de carbono y cómo participar.

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Wildfire and You: Protecting Your Home from Wildfire

The recording for the “Wildfire and You: Protecting Your Home from Wildfire” workshop hosted by Contra Costa Resource Conservation District and Alameda County Resource Conservation District is now available! Learn about actions residents can take in and around their homes to protect against the threat of wildfires. Topics included home hardening, defensible space creation, defensible space and chipping programs in our counties, and actions our own RCD members have taken to fire-scape their homes. The RCD’s were thrilled to host two guest speakers:

Douglas Kent
Principal, Douglas Kent & Associates
Adjunct Professor, John Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at CalPoly Pomona Author, Firescaping: Protecting Your Home with a Fire-Resistant Landscape

Cheryl Miller
Executive Director, Diablo Fire Safe Council

For extra resources on home hardening, please email: [email protected]

Spreading Compost on Rangelands: Preparing For and Executing Carbon Farm Projects

On February 9, 2021, the Alameda County Resource Conservation District and its partners gathered virtually for a discussion on spreading compost on rangelands. Carbon farm planners, farmers, ranchers, and practitioners heard about costs, compost quality, and lessons learned from demonstration carbon farming projects. Ranchers shared their experiences applying compost through CDFA’s Healthy Soils Program Demonstration and Incentives projects.

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 ACRCD also works closely, on a fee for service basis, with public agencies and private sector companies, to help achieve conservation based goals.

Alameda County Conservation Partnership

Latest ACRCD News

CDFA’s Healthy Soils Week

December 4, 2020|0 Comments

Click here to participate in CDFA’s Healthy Soils Week, including webinars, at-home compost and gardening activities, as well as children’s projects. These activities culminate for this Saturday’s UN’s World Soils Day on December 5th. [...]