Tahoe Resource Conservation District

About Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Tahoe Resource Conservation District – Tahoe RCD


The Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) is one of nearly 3000 Conservation Districts across the country helping people protect land, water, forests, wildlife, and related natural resources. The California State Legislature formed the Tahoe RCD in 1974 under Division 9 of the California Public Resources Code. The Tahoe RCD is a non-regulatory, grant-funded, not-for-profit agency that works in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The Tahoe RCD, along with our many partners, obtains grant funding and private donations to support all aspects of conservation issues which include, but are not limited to: water quality, wildlife habitat, fire defensible space, sustainable recreation, water conservation and community enhancement. Current programs at the Tahoe RCD focus on stormwater management, single-family residence Best Management Practices (BMPs), invasive species control and prevention, and conservation landscaping initiatives.


Tahoe RCD complies with all State of California salary reporting requirements, for further details please go to http://publicpay.ca.gov/ 

Tahoe RCD Partners in Conservation

The Tahoe Resource Conservation District is funded mostly by grants from a variety of sources, including state, federal and local. These grants allow us to provide free services to homeowners, educate the public on conservation issues and provide technical assistance for our many project partners. Here are our current partners:

Local Partners

South Tahoe Public Utility District, Town of Truckee, Truckee River Watershed Council, South Tahoe Unified School District, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Lake Valley Fire Protection District, Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Truckee-Donner Parks and Recreation, Lake Tahoe Basin Weed Coordinating Group, Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Coordination Committee, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

Partnerships with Non-profits

Sierra Watershed Education Partnership, South Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences, League to Save Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Fund, Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners

Private Partners

Integrated Environmental Restoration Services (IERS), Homewood Mountain Resort, Sierra Ecosystems Associates/EN2 Resources, Inc, Private Marina Managers



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