Pit Resource Conservation District

The Pit RCD, like many RCD’s throughout the US, was formed to address issues pertaining to soil and water conservation.  Many achievements toward these areas have been made, but they are still of concern, along with new resource challenges such as the colonization of invasive plants and noxious weeds.  The RCD serves the local community and landowners to provide assistance with these and other resource concerns.  The degree of assistance varies, but often results in searching for and using grant money to implement projects. 

The Pit RCD was formed in the 1940’s to address issues pertaining to soil and water conservation. The District (in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service) provides technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers and promotes vegetation management to benefit stream channel stability and wildlife enhancement. In 1996 the District entered into an agreement with CDFG to contract grazing, farming and haying operations on the Ash Creek Wildlife Area. Most recently, the Pit RCD has expanded its watershed management role and activities. It has secured public grants used to hire a watershed coordinator, conducted monitoring and watershed assessment studies, and implemented on-the-ground projects to improve stream and upland conditions.

The Pit RCD mission is to protect, conserve, restore, and enhance natural resources for sustainability and economic diversity through the following objectives:

  • Promote irrigation water management for optimizing water and energy use efficiency.
  • Promote improvement of ecological status and resource values on rangeland.
  • Promote erosion reduction through proper land use planning and conservation practices.
  • Promote maintenance and improvement of surface and ground water quality.
  • Promote coordination of public resource agency activities to meet resource and user needs.
  • Promote public awareness of RCD and increase political involvement of RCD.

Contact Pit Resource Conservation District

Todd Sloat
Watershed Coordinator
P.O. Box 301
Bieber, California  96009-0301
Phone: 530-294-5378
Cell Phone: 530-336-5456


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Lassen County, California

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