The Tulare County Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) supports many one-time and ongoing conservation projects. Some are listed below:
Draft 2022 Tulare County CWPP
Currently Under Public Review
The Draft 2022 Tulare County Community Wildfire Protection Plan is available for public review. Anyone interested in commenting on the document should submit a written statement to the Tulare County Resource Conservation District, 3530 W. Orchard Court, Visalia, CA, 93291, Attention: Teri Van Huss, Financial Director or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st.
Case Mountain Fire Fuel Reduction Project
Public Review Period Closed
The Draft IS/MND for the Tulare County Resource Conservation District’s Case Mountain Fire Fuel Reduction Project is available for review. The 30-day public comment period for this document closed on July 10, 2021.
Technical Assistance for Forest Health and EQIP Funding
2019 - 2020
The RCD will provide technical assistance to private non-industrial forest landowners in the form of site visits, creation of forest management plans, and promote participation in the NRCS EQIP funding through the RCPP program. Technical assistance will be provided in coordination with on-going forest health efforts in the district.
Technical Assistance for Climate Smart Grants
2018 - 2020
Through the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the RCD provides technical assistance to the public for project development, application and submission assistance for Climate Smart Agricultural grants.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Forest Management Projects
2018 - 2020
These projects are funded by the California Green House Gas Reduction Fund under the Cal-Fire California Climate Investment / Fire Prevention Program. The RCD was awarded nine projects by Cal-Fire for various types of fuel management projects. A compete list of these projects can be found here.
Natural Association of Conservation Districts assistance to NRCS
2018 - 2019
This funding supported a half-time EQIP Technician at NRCS. A local College student was hired by the RCD and received excellent on-the-job training through this program.
California Association of Conservation District Capacity Building
2017 - 2019
This funding gave the Tulare County RCD the opportunity to develop and help fund seven different tree motility projects in Tulare County.
NRCS Cooperative Agreement for Forest Services
2016 - 2019
The Tulare County RCD provides NRCS with Licensed Forester services, as needed, for tree mortality practice.
NRCS Cooperative Agreement for Cultural Resource Services
2015 - 2019
Tulare County RCD provides NRCS with archaeologists, as needed, as well as Information Center Services, which are required by their Forestry practices.