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.
We are currently hiring half- to full-time field biologists to join our biological monitoring team for the Salinas River Stream Maintenance Program. Training will begin in late August 2020 and work will go through mid-November 2020.
Applications are due by Friday, August 5th, 2020. Contact Stream Maintenance Program Coordinator Brandt Bates for more information.
During the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place order, RCDMC personnel will be working remotely and conducting critical site visits when safe social distancing can be maintained. All of us can be reached via our email addresses.
The RCDMC Salinas River Partners BBQ has been postponed from April 24 to an early October date to be determined. All tickets sold and donations made will be held for that future date.