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 concerns? Controlling invasive plants and weeds? Wildlife habitat improvement? Vegetation management on your property? Forest health and tree diseases? 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 and participate at the 'Ag-Sperience' at the Nevada County Fair, sponsor local students to attend Range Camp, host the Native Plant Give Away each year, and sponsor the local high school Speak-Off Contest. We have an Invasive Species program, a Wildlife Habitat and Nesting Box program, offer assistance with rural property management seminars, help with healthy forest issues, and other concerns that property owners may have.
We participate in many community projects such as the Nevada County Community Shaded Fuelbreak, Healthy Forest Program, Quagga & Zebra Mussel Invasive Species Project, Condon Park/Peabody Creek Project, and partner with the Sierra Foothills Audubon Society regarding their Salvage Bird Outreach project.
Our office 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 promote grazing as a land management tool and 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.
The NCRCD is here to help with all your land management needs. Call, e-mail, or stop by for more help.