Our mission is to promote responsible resource management within our jurisdiction through education, leadership, technical assistance, and project facilitation.
We offer seminars throughout the year on conservation practices for western Nevada County landowners. Topics have included Rural Property Management, Native Grass Meadows, The 'Dirt' on Soils, Minimizing Wildlife Impacts of Brush Control, Tree Diseases and Forest Health, Raising 'City' Chickens, Forest Raptors of Nevada County, Pond Management, Fire Ecology and Your Property, Northern California Bats, and Rural Irrigation.
Our office offers 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 we have a free loan program where landowners can borrow hand tools including a weed wrench, soil sampler, pond rake, and seed/fertilizer spreader. We also offer a Minimum-Till Drill for rent. Look under "Equipment" for more information!
Our vision is to educate and assist landowners and land managers in establishing a balance between a high quality rural environment, a biologically diverse landscape, and a healthy economy for the community.
The NCRCD also collaborates with federal, state, and local agencies and community groups to encourage healthy forest practices and fuels management in our community. We've developed numerous educational brochures and other materials for distribution to the public.