Eel River Basin

What is the Humboldt County RCD?


The HCRCD is a non-regulatory organization that works in voluntary cooperation with landowners, residents, and community groups. We provide information, technical assistance and funding to implement practices that improve and protect water quality and natural habitat on private lands. The work of the HCRCD is funded through public grants and contracts.


Who We Are:

The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District (HCRCD) was formed in 1987 as a special district of the County of Humboldt. The district’s function is to assist private landowners in voluntary planning, design, and installation of soil and water conservation practices in Humboldt County. The district is governed by a Board of Directors made up of volunteer community leaders appointed by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. The district’s primary technical services are provided through a cooperative partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), as well as technical staff specifically hired by the district through grant funds.

What We Do:


The basis of our work is to assist landowners in achieving best management practices and other conservation measures where they request it. Currently, and in the past, the HCRCD has received funding to administer water quality improvement programs that alleviate non point source pollution through best management practices. We also help to connect landowners with funding sources that fit the type of project they would like to implement. Below is a list of past and current projects.

· Education and Outreach

· Erosion Prevention and Sediment Reduction

· Humboldt Agricultural Management and Enhancement Program

· Fish & Game Wildlife Area Agricultural Lease Program

· In-stream Restoration

· Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project

· Habitat Restoration


Contact Us:


Humboldt County

Resource Conservation District

5630 South Broadway

Eureka, CA 95503

(707) 442-6058 ext 5


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CDFA -  Alternative Manure Management Program 2018

Grant application deadline May 22, 2018

CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Practices include but are not limited to composting, increased pasture time, bedded pack barn, and manure separators.

Humboldt County Resource Conservation District is offering technical assistance to producers interested in applying.