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?
Rancho Breisgau Restoration Project
The Western Shasta RCD is acting as the lead agency for the CEQA process of the Rancho Breisgau Restoration Project. The initial study/mitigated negative declaration for the project is available here. Contact Phil Cramer with any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizen Monitoring Program
The Citizen Monitoring Program is a good opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, help the environment, join a community of citizen-scientists, or just play in the creek.
The Citizen Monitoring Program consists of four components:
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):
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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