The Nevada County Resource Conservation District (NCRCD) strongly believes in assisting landowners and land managers in improving their land.  To this end, we offer seminars, workshops, and classes that benefit landowners and property managers that are in keeping with conservation planning and implementation.  Our seminars offer information regarding good land stewardship using conservation methods for water efficiency, planting with natives, and proper resource management.
Our partnerships with other organizations such as Sierra Nevada ConservancyNevada County Farm BureauCalifornia Farmlink, Bear Yuba Land TrustSierra Foothills Audubon Society, Nevada Irrigation District, PG&ENevada County FairgroundsMaster Gardeners, etc. demonstrate the common goal we have of educating local property owners to use best management practices to conserve the natural resources of Nevada County.

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Topic:  Grant Writing Workshopbagomoney.jpg
Date:  January 22 & 23, 2020
Time:  9 am to 3 pm
Speaker:  Elissa Brown from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy
This is an intensive, interactive, two-day workshop. Participation and writing will be required. Come prepared to discuss a real project that you would like to fund and to write about. Individual assistance will be provided on writing assignments and there will also be a homework assignment.
CLASS Completed!  We may offer this class again at a later date.

Topic:  Birds in Black
Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020crows.jpg
Time:  6 pm - 8 pm
Speakers:  Janey Powers

An up close and personal look at the smartest birds in the world – Crows and Ravens. These birds are well-known for their intelligence which is similar to that of a three year old child. They can problem solve, make and use tools, talk, and have been known to carry on conversations with humans! This presentation will include an opportunity to meet both crows and ravens – plus – there will be some other “birds in black” there as surprise visitors!

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, this seminar postponed


Topic:  Rural Road MaintenanceRuralroads.jpg
Date:  April 25, 2020
Time:  Saturday, April 25th, 9am - Noon
Marcoantonio Salazar, USDA/NRCS Agricultural Engineer

Learn the fundamentals of rural road maintenance. How to improve and maintain existing roads. This seminar should enable you to understand the basic principals of good road design, recognize current and potential road erosion and drainage problems as well as how to consider remedial treatments.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, this seminar postponed


Topic:  Monarchs, Will they survive in California?monarchs.jpg
Date:  Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time:  6 pm to 8 pm
Speaker:  Bonnie Bradt

Our speaker, Bonnie Bradt, is a UCCE Master Gardener with a B.S. in Zoology and M.S. in Entomology – both from U.C. Davis.  She worked for over 40 years as a research scientist, (mostly in biochemistry) and has authored or co-authored 28 scientific papers and two book chapters.

Join us to learn about the struggles of our beloved Monarchs and how we can help their survival.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, this seminar postponed



Registration is required as there is a limit to how many people some sites can accommodate.
Attendees will be given the name and address of the venue when they register.

Donations to our non-profit speakers are appreciated.