Farmland in San Benito County

Seventy percent of the land in the United States is privately owned, making stewardship by private landowners absolutely critical to the health of our Nation’s environment. Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are Special Districts organized under Division 9 of the California Public Resources Code to manage and conduct soil and water conservation, erosion control and prevention, and wildlife restoration projects. RCDs work closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assisting land users to conserve natural resources.

The SBRCD has been working with willing local landowners in San Benito County on conservation improvements since 1941. The San Benito Resource Conservation District (SBRCD) provides technical and educational services for natural resource conservation and agriculture enhancement. The SBRCD collaborates with many partners including private landowners, local, state and federal agencies and other organizations to develop and implement various conservation and agricultural strategies.

The SBRCD has been facilitating the Upper Pajaro River Watershed Partners in Restoration Permit Coordination Program, Livestock and Land Program, Pajaro River Watershed Coordination and Small Acre Stewardship over the last several years. Contact for more information on any of these programs. 





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 San Benito Resource Conservation District Board Director Vacancy 

The SBRCD has a vacancy on the Board Of Directors.  The Board is comprised of five volunteer directors who over see conservation programs that promote erosion control, water quality protection, invasive species removal, stream clean-up, flood control, watershed restoration, and enhancement and other projects.  The District works in partnership with USDA and Natural Resources Conservation Service, as well as other partners, to help landowners and managers voluntarily implement conservation practices on their properties.  The SBRCD is non-regulatory. If you are interested in serving on the board of directors in helping shape current and futrue conservation efforts in San Benito Co.

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2337 Technology Pkwy, Suite C
Hollister, CA 95023
831.637.4360 x101