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Conserving Northern California's natural resources since 1957.
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We Work for You

The Western Shasta Resource Conservation District works with many partners, including private landowners, federal, state, and local agencies, and cities throughout Shasta County, water districts, and many others. We work for you and for the natural resources of Shasta County. 

Funded solely and entirely by grants and contracts, the WSRCD has brought over $600 million into Shasta County and completed over 600 projects since its creation in 1957. Our dedicated employees continue to bring money and work into the county and tirelessy seek new opportunities to conserve Shasta County's valuable natural resources.

Some of the projects that you are likely familiar with include: 

  • The Clear Creek Gorge Overlook and Restoration of Clear Creek
  • Turtle Bay East and Willow Pond
  • Shasta County Fuelbreaks
  • Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Sacramento River
  • OHV Recreation

Types of projects we work on include:

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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You Can Help

Want to be more involved? Would you like to contribute in a meaningful way to the conservation of Shasta County's natural resources? Would you like to sponsor a specific program? Please consider making a tax deductible donation today through our partner nonprofit organization, the Friends of the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District. Please donate right now below, mail us a check addressed to the Friends of the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District, or stop by the office. We'd love to see you and personally thank you for your support.

Join the many organizations and individuals who have chosen to support our work! Donate or become a sponsor today!