What We Do
The Cachuma Resource Conservation District works in partnership with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, a branch of the federal government, and many other agencies, organizations, business and landowners. One of our primary purposes is to support and promote economically viable and environmentally sustainable farming and ranching operations.
We have a dedicated team of partners, staff, and professional experts available to assist the community.
The CRCD is almost entirely self-supporting, relying on grants and fee-for-service work to fund operations. As a special district of the State, we can also accept private, tax-deductible donations. Our Office is located in the USDA Service Center in Santa Maria.En Español
The mission of the Cachuma Resource Conservation District (CRCD) is to promote land stewardship ethics that result in long-term, sustained use of natural resources while protecting and enhancing the environment. Founding principles include total resource management, effective technical services, diverse community partnerships, and strong grower relationships.
The collective area is 1,941,700 acres, 1,775,360 acres of which are in Santa Barbara County, 157,380 acres in San Luis Obispo County, and 8,960 acres in Kern County.
For a more detailed map, see Map of Service Area.