The Amador Resource Conservation District (ARCD) offers a variety of services tailored to address local natural resource issues while balancing the environmental and economic needs of our community. Our local partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) includes assistance to farmers, ranchers, and others that own, operate, live or make land-use decisions on farms, ranches, and other private properties in Amador County. In addition, we support local units of government, organizations, watershed and landowner groups including road and homeowner associations, educators, students, private sector natural resource professionals and contractors, and the general tax-paying public. Services include:
- Natural resource management advice
- Management of irrigation land coalition
- General resource conservation information
- Workshops and hands-on trainings
- Cost-share funding (through NRCS)
- Specific data and/or guidance for conservation projects
Let us help you today. Visit our Programs section to see how you might benefit from our current projects or drop us a note at Amanda@AmadorRCD.org
How You Can Help
By enjoying a outside adventure in our beautiful county, fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing, Amador County has it all! Shopping for fresh local produce, visiting our wineries, or taking a tour of our counties abundance of both natural and cultural historical spots, we share an appreciation for the natural resources our small Sierra Foothills community has to offer. Our watersheds are working hard everyday to support not only farmers and ranchers, families and businesses, but also the abundant plants, animals and landscapes that make Amador County such a special place to live. Participating in the protection, conservation and restoration of these resources is a wonderful way to give back. Here are just some of the ways you can help.
Volunteer with your favorite local non-profit. Check our Education and Outreach page for opportunities to learn of various volunteer opportunities or visit the Links page for a list of natural resource conservation groups and environmental and agriculture non-profit organizations.
Make a tax deductible donation to the RCD or another local non-profit organization that makes a difference in our community. Visit our Links section for a list of local natural resource conservation groups and environmental and agricultural non-profit organizations.
Implement a conservation or restoration project on your property
The RCD and NRCS have been helping landowners and land mangers implement projects on private and public lands for over 30 years. Visit our Programs page to find out what opportunities are available. If you don’t see a project that fits your situation, feel free to Contact US to see how we can help.
- Attend a meeting
An integral part of protecting our county’s natural resources is understanding and participation in the processes that drive our community’s future. Why not attend an RCD Board of Directors Meeting (third Thursday of every month) a City Council or County Board of Supervisors meeting, a Amador Fire Safe Council meeting, a local neighborhood meeting or another meeting of interest to you? It’s one of the great ways to meet your neighbors and to get involved.
Amador RCD Board Meeting Information Date: Third Thursday of every month Time: 7pm-9pm Location: 12200 Airport Road, Jackson, CA 95685 Check out past minutes and agendas here.