The mission of the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District is to collaborate with willing landowners, government agencies and other organizations to facilitate the conservation or restoration of western Shasta County’s natural resources.
What We Can Do For You:
The Western Shasta RCD, through a partnership with local, state and federal agencies, can help you with obtaining technical and financial assistance for improving or restoring your land. We have a convenient list showing what we offer on our printable Fee for Service document. You can also visit our Landowner Assistance page for more information.
What's So Special About Special Districts?
Western Shasta RCD is a member of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD), the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), and the California Special Districts Association (CSDA).
Most Californians don't understand special districts and most of us don't know how many exist (about 3,400), what they do, who runs them, or even what they cost. For an informative citizen’s guide to Special Districts in California, read What's So Special About Special Districts.
You can also read this one-page guide by the CARCD called What is an RCD?
Clover Creek / Millville Diversion Fisheries Restoration Project
The Western Shasta Resource Conservation District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the announce the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment/Initial study (EA/IS), Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Clover Creek / Millville Diversion Fisheries Restoration Project.
The Proposed Action is located on Clover Creek, tributary to Cow Creek in Shasta County, California. The Proposed Action would improve fish passage conditions at two separate sites that currently block fish passage: a concrete inverted siphon and the Millville Diversion Dam.
The Proposed Action would improve anadromous fish access to spawning, rearing and holding stream habitat upstream of the project site through installation of fish ladders, and would improve fish passage downstream of the project site through fish screen, bypass pipe installation and an associated exposed siphon upgrade.
The Draft EA/IS, proposed FONSI and proposed MND will be available for public review through September 30, 2015. Written comments on the document can be mailed to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2606, Sacramento, CA 95825, Attention Mr. Dan Meier, or to the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District, 6270 Parallel Road, Anderson, CA 96007, Attention Ms. Maureen Teubert.
Electronic Copies of the documents are available at:http://www.fws.gov/cno/fisheries/cvpia/AnadromFishScreen.cfm
The primary goal of this project is to improve fish passage and open up 10 miles of historic spawning and rearing habitat for anadromous fish by modifying the Millville diversion on Clover Creek. The modification of the Millville diversion will restore stream flows during important periods of the year to allow fish migration, spawning and rearing of fall-run Chinook salmon and steelhead trout.
The following documents are provided for public review:
Managing Flood Risk: A Guide for Successful Mitigation
This guide is intended for any city or town that needs to address their flood risk and is willing to take the initiative to seek funding and develop proposals to reduce or eliminate flood risk in their watershed. The guide includes resources on how to engage the community and build partnerships, develop competitive grant proposals, seek funding from state and federal agencies, and success stories of communities that have dealt with flood risk issues.
Fire Safe Plans
For many years, we at the Western Shasta RCD and The Shasta County Firesafe Council have been preaching the benefits of defensible space. Creating defensible space essentially means to modify or reduce the trees and brush around your home so you, the homeowner, or firefighters can safely defend against a wildfire.
See the Fire Safe Plans for your area (pdfs):
For the Shasta County Fire Safe Council Fire Plan Base Map, click here.
BLM / Interlakes Stewardship Agreement
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District (WSRCD) entered into a ten year stewardship agreement to cooperatively manage the Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Area in Shasta County. Learn more about it here...
Natural Resource Education
Please visit our Natural Resource Education page where we provide information on watersheds, wetlands and our environmental education program that is good for all ages.
Take a look at our Kids Corner page that's devoted mostly to the K-12 crowd, yet has stuff for kids of all ages, even you!
Which Watersheds Are in Our Area?
What is a watershed? Why are they important? The answers to these questions, and many more are on our Local Area Watersheds page.
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a proud partner in our community, and pleased to offer educational programs, exhilarating exhibitions and quality entertainment. Learn more about what is going on at the park here.
In a unique partnership, Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Western Shasta RCD are joining together to lend Mother Nature a hand to restore native forest and riparian habitats throughout western Shasta County through the Plant-A-Tree program.
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