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Mt. Gilead Water Conservation and Streamflow Enhancement Project

The Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District is seeking bids for construction of the Mt. Gilead Water Conservation and Streamflow Enhancement Project. The Request for Bids is posted on the project’s webpage…

Apr. 17, 2024 / Read more

Mediterranean Oak Borer — New Invasive Insect

The Mediterranean oak borer (Xyleborus monographus), or MOB, is a type of invasive ambrosia beetle that was first identified in Northern California in 2019…

Oct. 30, 2023 / Read more

Update on Funding for Community Grazing Cooperatives

LandSmart Grazing for Community Resilience is a targeted grazing program designed to support interested neighbors or community groups to utilize grazing as a way…

Sept 20, 2023 / Read more

Carbon Sequestration and Compost Rebates

Since the announcement of the Carbon Sequestration through Carbon Application Pilot Program, the Gold Ridge RCD has been working with five agricultural professionals…

Jul 25, 2023 / Read more

Funding for Wildlife and Pollinator Hedgerows on Working Lands

Limited funding has become available to assist with the design and implementation of hedgerow planting projects that improve and restore wildlife and pollinator habitat…

Jun 28, 2023 / Read more

Registration Open for the Forest Conservation Conference

The Sonoma County Forest Conservation Working Group, in partnership with the County of Sonoma and the Santa Rosa Junior College, is excited to invite you, our community’s forestland owners…

May 16, 2023 / Read more

STRAW Milkweed Planting Event at Crane Creek Regional Park

On February 21st, Gold Ridge RCD staff participated in a milkweed planting field trip hosted by Point Blue Conservation Science at Crane Creek Regional Park in Rohnert Park…

Feb 22, 2023 / Read more

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