Nevada County Resource Conservation District

The Nevada County Resource Conservation District (NCRCD) was founded on January 4, 1944 with a mission to promote responsible resource management.  The NCRCD is a state mandated 'Special District' that is neither a regulatory group nor a city or county entity.  We are a Not-For-Profit entity, as described under California Public Resources Code - Division Nine and Section 170(C)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, and receive a small percentage of revenue from property taxes from Nevada County residents.  The NCRCD is governed by a board of directors appointed by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors and is made up of local landowners who provide input for local resource management.

The NCRCD partners with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in assisting landowners and land managers in improving their land.  The NCRCD and the NRCS provide technical assistance regarding issues that include erosion control, pond management, invasive weed control, fuels management, wildlife habitat improvement, pasture, orchard and vineyard management, and rangeland management.

to promote responsible resource management within our jurisdiction through education, leadership, technical assistance, and project facilitation.

The NCRCD offers conservation seminars and workshops throughout the year on conservation issues important to Nevada County and western Sierra County landowners.  We sponsor educational and outreach events, participate in 'Ag-Sperience' at the Nevada County Fair, host the Native Plant & Seedling Give-Away each year, sponsor local students to attend Range Camp, and sponsor the Speak-Off Contest for our local high school students.  

Our office also has great planning tools (such as soil surveys) and other information that can help you determine if your property can accommodate your planned uses.  We recognize the value of grazing to reduce fire hazard and to promote and maintain plant and wildlife diversity and have an equipment loan program where landowners can borrow hand tools such as a soil sampler, weed wrench, pond rake, and a seed/fertilizer spreader.

The NCRCD is here to help with all your land management needs

Contact Nevada County Resource Conservation District

Sabrina Nicholson
Administrative Assistant
113 Presley Way
Suite 1
Grass Valley, California  95945-5846
Phone: (530) 272-3417 x 104
Fax: (530) 477-8055


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Nevada County, California

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