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The purpose of the Advisory Visit Program is to provide contact with landowners who are interested in natural resources management on their property.
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This page is a resource for those who are seeking agencies to contact regarding dead and dying trees on their property and possibly the property abutting it.


A local grassroots organization that provides quality agriculture-related educational resources, programs, and opportunities for our local school children.
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Soil disturbance is minimal with this implement that creates a seedbed, applies seed, and firms the seed into the soil all in one pass – saving you time and money.


This documentary showcases the rich and diverse history of agriculture in Nevada County.  The goal is to create awareness that Nevada County was built/sustained by ag.
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Agritourism is any enterprise on a working farm/ranch/agricultural facility operated for the enjoyment and education of visitors that brings additional income to the operator.


The Manure Exchange Program helps connect farmers, growers, gardeners, and landowners seeking manure/compost with local livestock owners and managers.
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What is put on the land should be guided by the soil that is beneath it.  Surface and subsurface soil features change across landscapes.  Like snowflakes, no two are the same.

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Welcome to the Nevada County Resource Conservation District's (NCRCD) website.  Within the pages of this site you will find answers to your questions, seminars to attend, links to more information, and people to contact when reading about it just isn’t enough.

So, what are your resource concerns? Agriculture in Nevada County? Are we still in a drought? Controlling invasive plants and weeds? Wildlife habitat improvement? Vegetation management on your property? Forest health and bark beetles? We can help you with all these things and more

The NCRCD offers conservation seminars and workshops throughout the year on conservation issues important to Nevada County and western Sierra County landowners.  We sponsor educational and outreach events, spearheaded the Ag in the Classroom Farm Day event, have an Advisory Visit Program and a Manure Exchange Program, participate in 'Ag-Sperience' at the Nevada County Fair, sponsor local students to attend Range Campand partner with a wide variety of organizations on natural resource conservation.

Our office also has great planning tools (such as soil surveys) and other information that can help you determine if your property can accommodate your planned uses.  We have an equipment loan program where landowners can borrow hand tools such as a soil sampler, weed wrench, pond rake, and a seed/fertilizer spreader as well as a Minimum Till Drill for rent. We recognize the value of grazing to reduce fire hazard and to promote and maintain plant and wildlife diversity.

The NCRCD is here to help with all your land management needs.  Call, e-mail, or stop by for more information.


 Meetings, Events, and Seminars

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