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Welcome To The East Merced Resource Conservation District

Here For Your Natural Resource Concerns

Merced County has nearly 1 million acres of agriculture land use. We provide services to farmers and ranchers to help ensure viable local agriculture while also working toward a sustainable balance with the environment.

Through the power of healthy soil and sustainable land practices, we support reducing and removing greenhouse gas emissions. We prepare the community, farmers, working lands, and wildlife habitats for resilience to extreme weather and engage them in carbon reductions.

By bringing together the community through education, we're able to prepare and intrigue the next generation into what a healthy relationship between people and the environment looks like.

Water access, quality, and shortages are a concern for everyone and everything in the SJV. We help ensure clean and reliable water in Merced County for residents, agriculture, industry, ecosystems and wildlife that share this valuable resource.  

The County of Merced is home to rich biological diversity and has over 141 rare, threatened, and endangered species. We support and facilitate wildlife rehabilitation projects. 

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The East Merced Resource Conservation District (EMRCD) encompasses approximately 190,840 acres, centrally located in the San Joaquin Valley. Our office is in the city of Merced, CA.

EMRCD was formed on March 7, 1997, through the consolidation of five smaller districts; La Paloma RCD, Ballico RCD, El Nido RCD, Stevenson, RCD and Lone Tree RCD. EMRCD was created to develop and further ongoing programs to conserve natural resources in eastern Merced County.

We work with Central Valley landowners, State government agencies, and other local partners to share information and grant funding to promote and ensure best practices on working lands. Our purpose is to promote agricultural resiliency and preserve natural resources through these means in Merced County. Learn more about how we can help you. 

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The EMRCD is a not-for-profit, special district 170(c)(1), that solely operates on donations, grants, contracts and special fundraising events. It is governed by a Board of Directors, and quality staff, to ensure all community-based efforts help Merced County.

 

In accordance with California SB 272, the EMRCD provides a list of “enterprise” systems that are used across multiple departments or that contain information collected about the public and are systems that serve as original sources of data within an agency. The enterprise catalog can be viewed by clicking here.

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