Welcome to Our New Website!

Greetings and welcome to the Placer County Resource Conservation District’s new web site. You will find the updated web site organized exactly the same as the old one.

Featured News & Events

Placer County Chipper Program

Placer County RCD manages the Placer County Chipper Program, providing a low-cost curbside chipping service to help landowners in their efforts to reduce fire hazards by creating defensible space and converting large brush piles for burning into small biodegradable chips useful for mulching or landscaping. The Chipper Program is supported in part through federal and state grants secured by Placer County RCD in partnership with Placer County, Placer County Sheriff’s Dept., CalFIRE, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, California Fire Safe Council, and Tahoe National Forest. These grants are used to help offset and reduce the landowners full cost for utilizing the Chipper Program.

Rural Conservation Program:
Technical Assistance

Did you know? Placer County RCD staff can provide technical assistance to rural landowners and managers to address site specific soil and water resource concerns. Services we provide include:

◦Farm Conservation planning — development and practice design
◦Soils Information — soil types and water holding capacity
◦Irrigation Water Management — planning, design and operation

For more information on how we can assist, please contact the Placer County RCD Resource Specialists at 530.885.3046 x116. Find more information on services and resources on our Rural Conservation Program page.

Recent Accomplishments

In 2009 the Placer County RCD program to eradicate Red Sesbania continued with treatments in June and November. For more details about this program, read the 2011 Red Sesbania Monitoring Report.