The RCD provides direct assistance to Monterey County landowners and managers to voluntarily protect their soil, water, and wildlife.
Our work has resulted in the establishment of voluntary conservation and restoration projects on over 80 farms by collaborating with over 160 farmers and land managers.
Our conservation and restoration work is critical to maintaining an environmentally sustainable and economically viable agricultural sector while maintaining a high quality of life throughout the county.
We provide education, project planning and support services for a range of resource management methods including erosion control, water quality protection, habitat enhancement, flood management, irrigation efficiency, and nutrient management.
We work extensively with growers, ranchers, and landowners throughout the Central Coast to help conserve and improve our natural resources.
Get the support you need from the RCD! We provide many professional services for the land owner, farmer or rancher in Monterey County.
The RCD of Monterey County is involved in a number of large scale projects which help county residents and business manage our natural resources.
Our teamwork has resulted in the establishment of voluntary conservation and restoration projects on over 100 farms by collaborating with over 200 farmers and land managers.
RCDMC is now offering 'Cash for Cover Crop Seed!' to Monterey County farmers. Enrollment is now through the end of October.
Cover cropping can help prevent erosion on farm roads and fields during the winter. Monterey County farmers may receive reimbursement for 50% of seed purchase price, up to a maximum of $300 towards the cost of their cover crop seeds. Contact RCDMC Soil Scientist Laura Murphy