Welcome to the Tulare County RCD...
The Tulare County RCD was formed in April of 1974 through the consolidation of El Morador, Terra Bella, Stone Corral , Three Rivers and the Tule River Soil Conservation Districts (SCD's). Its Board consists of five local landowners, at present consisting of Tom Daly as President, Warren Hutchings as Treasurer and the general members: David Witt, a certified Rangeland Ecologist, and Bob Puls of Round Valley Fire Dept in Lindsay, and Teri Van Huss for the newly formed People's Garden Project, office administrator and financial director.
The Tulare County RCD is officially housed at the local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office at 3530 W. Orchard Court in Visalia. Their monthly public Board meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday in the NRCS Conference Room. As a Special District the RCD performs regular annual reporting as well as third-party audits submitted directly to the California State Treasurer's office.
The Tulare County RCD works with a broad spectrum of agencies at the state and Federal level. Federal agencies include NRCS, US Fish and Wildlife Service and the US Forest Service. State agencies include the Department of Conservation, the California Fire Safe Council, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, California Integrated Water Management Board, California Association of Resource Conservation Districts and the Department of Fish and Game. Local agencies include the Integrated Regional Water Management Project and the Tule River Indian Reservation.
The Tulare County RCD has many current projects going on and you can learn more about them on our Projects page.