2017 Strategic Actions for Enhancing Local Agricultural Water Efficiency
CRCD in partnership with the County of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria Valley and Goleta Water Districts, and Ag Innovations completed a study and action plan to identify measures that can be taken to support agricultural water security through a combination of water use efficiency, conservation, and stewardship measures. Funded in part from the Water Use Efficiency Grants Program of the California Department of Water Resources, and the County of Santa Barbara Water Agency.
2016 Plant Right Plant List
PlantRight’s 2016 list of horticultural invasive plants identifies the highest priority invasive plants available for sale in California. If one of these plants is invasive in your climate zone, they should not be used in gardens or landscaping. Instead, consider one of the beautiful, non-invasive alternatives listed here.
2014 Central Coast Roads Guide
Originally created by the Santa Cruz Planning Department Environmental Division, updated by the Resource Conservation Districts (RCD’s) of Santa Cruz County, San Mateo County, and Monterey County, with assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and funding from the State Coastal Conservancy. This guide is an introduction to basic road drainage and maintenance concepts and practices.
2013 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops: Impacts and Strategies for Resilience
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) convened the Climate Change Consortium, a diverse group of individuals involved in California specialty crop agriculture, to identify specific climate change adaptation strategies for growers. The Consortium addressed climate change impacts to temperature, water resources, pests and pollination. Growers will face new challenges from changed environmental averages, trends, variability, and extremes. While specialty crops are the focus of this report, the Consortium’s work on climate change impacts can be applied widely to California agriculture.
2006 Guide To Native and Invasive Streamside Plants
This guide provides information to help protect one of the most valuable elements of a living stream—riparian vegetation. Using this guide, you can help restore and enhance one of California’s most vital and endangered resources: the living stream environment.