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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.


The mission of the Cachuma Resource Conservation District (CRCD) is to promote land ethics that results in long-term use of natural resources while protecting and enhancing its unique natural habitats. Founding principles include total resource management, effective technical services, diverse community partnerships, and strong grower relationships. CRCD is committed to serve our District's many communities and advance diversity, equity and inclusion within our own organization.