To promote a sustainable, economically healthy county through services and management of natural resources while maintaining a desirable environment and addressing local resource issues and opportunities in a timely manner.
The RCD’s Long Range Plan, adopted March 9, 2017, organizes our Priority Areas, Goals and Actions we will be pursuing from 2017 to 2022.
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Identify the producers and communities need and the RCD’s role.
Identify alternative energy opportunities and the RCD’s role.
Education (all priorities)
GOAL 1: Inform landowners, land managers, partners and communities of the RCD’s mission, function and Long Range Plan.
GOAL 2: Promote RCD Connects with Kids program.
GOAL 3: Promote RCD Come to the WaterSHED (Students Helping Educate & Discover).
GOAL 4: Promote and facilitate Project WET (Water Education Training) program.
GOAL 5: Promote Watershed Education Department at the Glenn County Fair.
GOAL 6: Facilitate watershed-based community service projects with K-12 students and youth organizations.
GOAL 7: Encourage K-12 teachers to include an educational field trip on local resources.
GOAL 8: Promote educational opportunities to historically underserved farmers and ranchers (beginning farmer, limited resource producer, and socially disadvantaged).
GOAL 9: Develop a career planning program encompassing jobs in resources.
GOAL 10: Promote local foods and healthy habits.
Identify entrepreneurial activities.
Fire & Fuel Loads
GOAL 1: Provide outreach and education on fire and fuel loads.
GOAL 2: Work with fire agencies to encourage landowners, land managers and communities to adopt practices that reduce fire and fuel loads.
GOAL 1: Provide outreach and education on beneficial habitat.
GOAL 2: Encourage producers and communities to adopt practices that benefit plant and wildlife habitat.
GOAL 3: Encourage restoration or maintenance of healthy riparian corridors.
GOAL 1: Provide outreach and education on invasive species.
GOAL 2: Encourage producers and communities to adopt practices that remove and/or control invasive species.
GOAL 3: Collaborate to identify and implement invasive species projects.
Protect Agricultural Lands
GOAL 1: Protect prime agricultural lands and habitats.
GOAL 2: Encourage responsible urban development.
GOAL 3: Promote conservation planning.
Soil & Water Resources (water quality, quantity, surface, sub-surface)
GOAL 1: Provide outreach and education on watersheds.
GOAL 2: Encourage producers and communities to adopt practices that benefit soil and water resources.
GOAL 3: Coordinate soil health communications in Glenn County.
GOAL 1: Led by a locally appointed seven member Board of Directors and 20 Associate Directors.
GOAL 2: Fiscally sound and have a discretionary fund.
GOAL 3: Obtain fee for services, contracts and grant agreements.
GOAL 4: Promote sponsorship programs.
GOAL 5: Follow policies, procedures and documents.
GOAL 6: Have adequate office space.
GOAL 7: Strengthen visibility.