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Conservation Project Opportunities

The Sonoma and Gold Ridge Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) in partnership with the Coastal Conservancy are looking for projects that can utilize funding available for vegetation management on public lands in Sonoma County using grazing.

Program Overview: The Gold Ridge and Sonoma RCDs, in partnership with UCCE and Wild Oat Hollow, have received funding through the State Coastal Conservancy’s Wildfire Resilience Program for our LandSmart® Grazing for Community Resilience Program. The project goal is to support interested public land stewards, contract livestock grazers, community members, and community cooperatives to utilize targeted grazing to reduce fuel load on high fire risk public lands (and private lands adjacent to public lands) throughout Sonoma County.  Public Land and adjacent private lands can receive financial support in the form of a rebate to implement targeted grazing/infrastructure/outreach + education for fire resiliency. Priority areas will be targeted for outreach as we aim to gather applications that will support multi-beneficial projects in the areas most vulnerable to wildfire.

Application and Webinar: Applications are now open until 5:00PM on May 1st. For more information on eligibility and how to apply visit the application link below. We strongly suggest not submitting an application until after attending the informational webinar on April 15th from 11:30AM – 12:30PM. This will be recorded, and the video will be posted on the Gold Ridge RCD YouTube page. We will also provide a link and written summary to the recording on our website for later viewing if you cannot attend.

Application link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEdhweE5N6x0-tOt7qyw3U-diiY1TTcZLvDtISNLWvvto5MA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Webinar registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrfumsrz4sHNcuwk2navUF1vHr4FtBzSVF

Please reach out to Emma@GoldRidgeRCD.org if there is anything we can clarify. We look forward to the possibility of collaborating!

Gold Ridge RCD was awarded $225,000 in funding through The Conservation Agriculture Planning Grant Program (CAPGP). This funding is allocated towards the development of various types of agricultural conservation plans related to the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) programs. CSA addresses risks that climate change poses to agriculture, including but not limited to, drought, uncertain water availability, increased temperatures, and increased pest pressures. The plans will promote CSA efforts helping to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, support agricultural adaptation to climate change impacts, and foster environmental and agricultural sustainability. The CAPGP funds the development of plans, not the implementation of those plans. The Gold Ridge RCD will provide technical assistance to agricultural landowners for the development of these plans.

If you are interested, please fill out this form: Conservation Agriculture Planning Assistance — General Interest (google.com)

The North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) is pleased to offer Technical Assistance for project development, prioritizing Tribes and economically disadvantaged communities, to support grant applications to the CAL FIRE Forest Health Pilot Program.

Direct technical assistance for project development will be made available via this request for proposals solicitation. The Technical Assistance will support grant applications for the NCRP CAL FIRE Forest Health Pilot grant program and will target the development of large, multi-benefit forest resiliency projects in priority project areas identified by the North Coast Forest Health screening assessment. Technical assistance may include activities such as:

  • preliminary project design/planning,
  • site assessment,
  • mapping and GIS analysis,
  • permitting,
  • environmental compliance,
  • project benefits quantification, and
  • cost estimates.

All projects must include activities supported by the Forest Health Program:

  • Forest Fuels Reduction
  • Prescribed Fire
  • Pest Management
  • Reforestation
  • Biomass Utilization

Proposals Accepted on a Rolling Basis Through May 1, 2024. Quarterly deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. 

If you are interested, please read more and apply here.

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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: https://goldridgercd.org/mt-gilead-water-conservation-and-streamflow-enhancement-project/

Design is complete on the Lower Green Valley Creek Off-Channel Habitat Enhancement Project, and project permitting is in progress. The Gold Ridge RCD will soon be seeking bids for construction from qualified contractors. See the links below for project plans and specifications.

IHOC 100% plans complete 20231030

Iron Horse Habitat Enhancement Specifications 2019.12.12

Civil Rights Notice

The Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs or activities. For inquiries contact Executive Director, Brittany Jensen at brittany@goldridgercd.org or 707-823-5244.