East Merced Resource Conservation District
(EMRCD) acts as an independent local liaison between federal government and local landowners. We work closely with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service ( NRCS — formerly the Soil Conservation Service). EMRCD develops conservation projects and pursues funding to assist landowners with meeting conservation objectives and/or regulatory compliance. EMRCD generates more than 90% of its budget from highly competitive grants.
EMRCD addresses a wide variety of conservation issues such as water and air quality, wildlife habitat restoration, soil erosion control, conservation education, the preservation and awareness of nature and natural resources. In California, RCDs are “special districts” organized under the state Public Resources Code, Division 9. Each district has a locally elected or appointed volunteer board of directors made up of landowners or their designee in that district.
Where We Work
EMRCD works in portions of two watersheds:
2) Middle San Joaquin — Lower Chowchilla
Emrcd works in portions of the Upper Merced Watershed in Mariposa county with Mariposa RCD (Upper Merced Watershed in Mariposa County).