Resources
Resources

Please view and download our collection of resources below. In order to view these documents you must have Adobe Reader installed on your device. You can get a free copy by visiting the Adobe website here.

 

 

General Natural Resource Managment

pdfResource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County Brochure
pdfHealthy Lands and Healthy Economies: Natures Value in Santa Cruz County

pdfWatershed Awareness Campaign Brochure

pdfInvasive Plant Removal Calendar of Santa Cruz County

Drainage and Erosion Management

pdfSlow it. Spread it. Sink it! - A Homeowner's Guide to Greening Stormwater Runoff7.13 MB

pdfTips for Installing a Rock-Lined Swale
pdfUse and Mis-use of Plastic on Slopes

pdfWinter Preparedness Checklist

Private Road Maintenance and Management

pdfCentral Coast Private Road Maintenance Guide

pdfSelf-Assessment for Private Road Repair and Maintenance

Agriculture

pdfHedgerows: Benefits to Farmers, Benefits to Wildlife

pdfOval hose sizing for strawberry irrigation

Weekly Irrigation Requirements for Strawberries

pdf48-inch beds, 2 drip lines per bed

Necesidades de riego por semana para fresa

pdfCamas de 48 pulgadas, Dos cintas por cama

pdfCamas de 52 pulgadas, Dos cintas por cama

Stream and Fish Habitat Protection

pdfStream Wood: A homeowner's guide to wood in Santa Cruz County Streams

pdfSanta Cruz County Stream Care Guide

pdfObstructions to Fish Passage
pdfThe Lower San Lorenzo River and Lagoon
pdfSalmonid Survival in the Soquel Creek Watershed

Fire Protection

pdfLiving with Fire in Santa Cruz County
pdfState Parks Fire Program Santa Cruz District Presentation
pdfPost Wildfire Slope and Channel Processes
pdfCAL FIRE Nursery Program - Quality Bareroot Seedlings

pdfSanta Cruz County and San Mateo County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Livestock and Horsekeeping

Livestock and Land Publications:

pdfLivestock and Land Brochure
pdfGet out of the mud... Brochure

Fact Sheets (provided by the Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts):

pdfHorse Keeping: A guide to Land Management for Clean Water

pdfComposting Horse Manure
pdfAdjusting C:N Ratio in Horse Manure Composting
pdfEconomics of Manure Composting
pdfLand Application of Horse Manure
pdfManure Storage for Horse Facilities
pdfManaging Manure: The Role of Riparian Buffers
pdfWater Quality at Horse Keeping Facilities
pdfThe Benefits of Pelleted Bedding at Horse Facilities

Other Fact sheets area available to purchase at Horses for Clean Water.

Workshop Materials

Living on Rural Properties - June 25 and 26, 2018

pdfSite Visit Request Form

Presentations:

pdfWells and Septic System Presentation

pdfFire Preparedness Presentation

pdfErosion and Drainage Presentation

pdfRoads Presentation

Handouts:

pdfHazards from Mud Slides

pdfMaintaining Your Private Road

pdfErosion Control and Fire Scaping with California Native Plants 

 

Press Coverage

Landmark Groundwater Rebate Program - 5/18/2016 Times Publishing Group
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Cover Crops, a Farming Revolution With Deep Roots in the Past - 2/6/2016 New York Times
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Group Focuses on Drought Solutions - 7/29/2015 Register Pajaronian

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Coastal Conservancy Awards $1.1M Grant to Improve Watersheds - 7/6/2015 Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Santa Cruz County Illegal Dump Site Awarded State Grant - 2/5/2015 Santa Cruz Patch

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Biologists Restore Parched Ponds to Aid Endangered, Threatened Amphibians - 12/15/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Pajaro Valley Gets $10 Million for Water Projects - 09/25/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Organic Farm Tour Focuses on Mitigating Climate Change - 09/25/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Runoff Reimagined. Grants Bolster New Ways of Stormwater Managment - 06/23/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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District offers grants to San Lorenzo Valley Watershed residents for erosion control - 06/20/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Felton resident Karen Christensen hailed for environmental stewardship - 06/19/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Helping California‚Äôs Legendary Frog Go the Distance - 05/16/2014 National Wildlife Federation
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Santa Cruz County watersheds get boost from volunteer corps - 05/14/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Lisa Lurie: Tackling aquifer overdraft as a team - 04/23/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Watsonville Farm Conference Focuses on Water Conservation - 04/10/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Santa Cruz County Sees Grant to Recharge Aquifers - 01/30/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Swimming with the Fishes - 11/09/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Pajaro River Watershed In Line For $7.6 Million State Grant - 09/26/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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State Leaders Briefed On Toxic Algae Blooms In Pinto Lake - 09/23/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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A Rare Glimpse At Watsonville's Ellicott Slough - 09/14/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Complicated Factors In Replacing Scott Creek Bridge - 08/10/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Highway 1 Scott Creek Bridge Replacement Crawling Through Bureaucracy - 08/04/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Eradicating Invasive Ivy: Volunteers Gather In Capitola To Clear Pesky Vine From Creek Bank - 01/26/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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County Conservation Leader Earns $125,000 Award: James Irvine Foundation Hails Karen Christensen's Leadership - 01/24/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Americorps Volunteers Give Conservation Efforts A Boost In Santa Cruz County - 12/20/2011 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Go Green, Ron Duncan and Rob Ketley: Low Impact Development Coming Soon To A Watershed Near You - 04/30/2011 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Struggling Santa Cruz County Steelhead Get Bump From Federal Stimulus - 10/09/2009 Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Video courtesy of Jim Robins @ Alnus Ecological


Video courtesy of Jim Robins @ Alnus Ecological

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820 Bay Avenue, Suite 136
Capitola, California 95010

Phone: (831) 464-2950
Fax: (831) 706-2115
Email: info@rcdsantacruz.org

RCD Board meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.