The RCD of Santa Cruz County serves as a local hub for collaborative conservation efforts. We partner extensively with private and public landowners and land managers, public agencies, farmers, residents, researchers, non-profits, and others. Natural resource management involves a wide variety of stakeholders and interests. We serve as a connector and a bridge, understanding diverse perspectives and goals and bringing people together to collaborate, build trust, and develop solutions that benefit all. We focus on action on-the-ground, helping to remove barriers to conservation and staying ready to act to meet the changing needs of our community.