Rangeland Conservation and Restoration

Contra Costa Resource Conservation District proudly works with rangeland managers and livestock ranchers to promote rangeland health and resilience across Contra Costa county through voluntary partnership.

In partnership with the USDA NRCS and other public and private landowners throughout Contra Costa county, Contra Costa RCD works with landowners to improve rangeland conditions to meet ranching, conservation, and fire prevention goals. Under the Voluntary Local Program, CCRCD provides technical and permitting assistance for rangeland projects in habitats utilized by the state threatened California Tiger Salamander and Alameda Whipsnake and federally threatened California Red-Legged Frog. Through this voluntary partnership, ranchers, regulators, and public land managers work together to undergo critical rangeland improvements like water system installation or pond restoration while also protecting wildlife and their habitats.