Tulare County Resource Conservation District

Projects



The Tulare County RCD is currently involved in the following projects:


  • Partnering with the Sequoia Fire Safe Council, the RCD recently developed a Community Wildlife Protection Plan (CWPP) for Tulare County, encompassing an estimated 7,000 homes and 23,000 community members.
  • In the past three years, with support form the California Fire Safe Council, the RCD has completed four major fire-road fuel-break projects between the communities of Three Rivers and Springville.
  • For the past five years, the RCD has provided US Fish and Wildlife Service with funds to pay farmers in the Pixley area to delay harvests to protect Tri-Colored Blackbird nesting areas.
  • The RCD recently completed a Community Wildlife Protection Plan for the Tule River Indian Reservation and several wildlife preserves in Tulare County.
  • In collaboration with CALFIRE, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, Sequoia Ranch and the California Department of Fish and Game, the RCD recently completed a controlled burn at Grouse Mountain near Three Rivers. This is a step 1,500 acre blue oak woodland and grassland habitat so thick with brush, wildlife could not pass through it.
  • The RCD regularly has agreements with NRCS to provide rangeland management services as part of EQIP program, and is currently providing technology accessibility services to producers.
  • For many years the RCD has participated in the Weed Management Area group and provided equipment to the yellow star thistle eradication program through the UC County Extension office.
  • For the second year, the Tulare County RCD supported two teams from Monache High School in Porterville to compete in the Envirothon competition sponsored by NRCS. This is the first time in 10 years that Tulare County has sent any teams to this competition and last year one of the Monache teams came in 5th place in state. This year they came in 2nd place. Additionally, the RCD has sponsored four Monache students in the past two years who competed well in the California Range Camp competition. The RCD serves on the Advisory Board for the newly formed Environmental Science Academy at Monache.
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