Educational Workshops & Projects Demos
Participation Local Area Impact Assessment
Primary Resource Concerns
Natural Resource Conservation Education
Erosion Control/ Flood Mitigation
District Meeting information
Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of February, April, June, August, and October @ 12:00 pm
Location: Wild Horse Restaurant
The next meeting is scheduled for:
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About the District
The Santa Cruz Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) is located in Santa Cruz County on the upper reaches of the Santa Cruz River. The District area is mainly rangeland, characterized by desert grassland, oak woodland, and some pine forests at higher elevation. Most of the land is used for ranching, wildlife recreation, and watershed protection, while there are limited areas of farmland.
Land ownership in the Santa Cruz NRCD is a mix of private, state, and federal lands. The District is committed to supporting policies and practices that are economically feasible, socially acceptable, and environmentally responsible. The NRCD is also dedicated to helping provide financial and technical assistance to cooperators through collaboration with other agencies and organizations.
- Terrain: Desert grassland, oak woodland, and some pine forest at higher elevations.
Land Ownership Types
Land ownership breakdown is as follows:
- State Trust:
Board of Directors
- Mark Larkin, Chairman
- Steven Williams, Vice-Chairman
- Dan Bell, Treasurer
- Barbara Neville-Johnson, Supervisor
- Dean Fish, Ed Center Director
- WIlliam Schock, Past Chairman