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Conserving Northern California's natural resources since 1957.
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Our Mission:

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. Stay up to date with the WSRCD by reading our Newsletter.


The WSRCD is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with the support of associate directors, all local landowners and business people, appointed by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors. It is important for the board membership to reflect a broad knowledge about conservation, along with a respect for agriculture, forestry, mining, and other endeavors that use natural resources.

We are always looking for new Associate Directors. If you would like to receive more information about the District or attend one of our meetings, call us at 530-365-7332 or contact us via email. We can send you an agenda and information packet.


A diverse group of passionate individuals work towards the success of the WSRCD and its many projects. 

Our Services:

The Western Shasta RCD is involved with the following types of projects:

Wetland and Riparian Habitat Restoration

  • Riparian land restoration
  • Floodplain restoration
  • Sediment removal from anadromous fish streams
  • Spawning gravel injections
  • Information and outreach
  • Fish screens and fish passage construction


Forest Health

  • Defensible space creation
  • Fuelbreak construction and maintenance
  • Information and outreach
  • Community wildfire protection plans - strategic fuels reduction plans
  • County and local fire safe councils


Site Mitigation

  • Removal of exotic weeds
  • Revegetation



Conservation Easements

  • Assure that land will be preserved forever in a specific condition, such as open space
  • Prevents any use of the land that would impair or interfere with the conservation values of the preserve
  • Legally binding in perpetuity, regardless of whether the property is sold


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