—Our old-style website can still be viewed by clicking HERE. —Tehama Conservation Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation which partners with the RCD on many conservation matters. View its webpage HERE.

The West Tehama Roadside Fuel Treatment Project workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 2,2020 at the CALFIRE Baker Station has been canceled due to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are eager to share the Scope of Project Work, Wildfire Defensible Space, and Hardening Your Home topics with you while honoring the social distancing protocol. Please join us by following the steps below:

1. Watch the short video clip. Click Here at this link

2. Join the Conference Call with fellow Bowman project paricipants and Project staff to ask any follow-up questions from the video clip. The joint call will occur Thursday, April 23rd from 5:30pm to 6:30pm Dial-in phone number: (712) 770-4035 and Access Code:112651#

— View the West Tehama Roadside Fuel Treatment Project Workshop Flyer. Click Here for Flyer at this link

The RCD of Tehama County offers irrigation evaluations at NO COST to growers! Contact our irrigation technician Kevin Greer at 530-727-1297 to schedule a Mobile Irrigation Lab appointment.

RCD staff can help you plan a fire management strategy by providing chipper services, creating a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, or writing necessary CEQA documents for fuel reduction treatments. Contact Rob Rianda at 530-727-1294 for details.

Outdoor Galore is a series of 6 natural world themed exploratory kits for youth between 8 and 11. Each kit contains a nature-based, hands-on activity that encourages outdoor exploration. Youth that email a picture of their finished activity to the RCDTC (tcrcd@tehamacountyrcd.org) will be entered into an opportunity drawing for a chance to win one of three free admission passes to Lassen Volcanic National Park and gas card ($55 value). Submissions may be posted on the RCDTC’s social media channels and will omit all personal information. The opportunity drawing will occur during the last week of October 2020. The trio of winners will be notified via email. Kits are limited in supply and available first-come-first-serve starting Tuesday, September 1st. Kits will be made available throughout September at the RCDTC office at 2 Sutter St., Suite D, Red Bluff and the Corning Library.

Animal Tracks Game How-to-Fold Video Clip. Watch the short video clip. Click Here at this link

Water Cycle: step-by-step assembly video clip. Click Here at this link

The Great Aqua Adventure: Crash Course Kids. Click Here at this link

Weather Window: step-by-step assembly video clip. Click Here at this link

View the Final Flow Study for Antelope Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project. Click Here at this link

View the Final Cover Letter for the Antelope Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project. Click Here at this link

  • Lake California Side Channel

    $13 Million funded through the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, multiple partners. Increase and improve Chinook salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habitat through restoration and establishment of additional side-channel habitat along the Sacramento River in Tehama County.

  • Ponderosa Way Phase I and II

    $867,000 funded by State Water Resources Control Board and CA Dept of Fish & Game, numerous partners. Prepare an action plan for sediment reduction in Battle Creek watershed, including implementation project{s} and CEQA document for future road fixes, along Ponderosa Way.

  • Mobile Irrigation Lab

    $203,000 funded by NRCS and CA Dept of Water Resources. Provide agricultural water efficiency education, create and demonstrate the use of mobile technology for informed irrigation decisions, develop a network of local leaders in irrigation efficiency, conduct irrigation evaluations.

  • Carbon Cycle Institute

    $17,000 funded by Carbon Cycle Institute and Paragonia. Develop an inaugural Carbon Farming framework for Tehama County farmers and ranchers. A Carbon Farm Plan will be developed for a rancher and farmer to showcase conservation practices that increase carbon capture and improve soil health while enhancing farm productivity. View more information by clicking here.

  • Crowley Gulch Restoration and Environmental Education Center

    $100,000 funded by Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Shasta Regional Transportation Agency, and USFWS, partner Cottonwood Community Center. Provide an environmental education platform and safe youth crossing by installing a bridge across Crowley Gulch and a nature trail leading from a community center to school grounds.

  • Antelope Creek Fish Passage

    $1,830,000 funded by State Water Resources Control Board, partner Edwards Ranch. Minimum instream flow recommendations to improve adult and juvenile salmonid passage in lower Antelope Creek in Tehama County.

We are your go-to provider of natural resource services

Many of our services are paid for by grants and are free to participants. Others, like the rotowiper, chipper, and GIS, are offered under a "fee for service" arrangement. Click on the link below to view details about each service. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

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We sponsor projects like the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The RCD of Tehama County has collaborated with the Tehama Conservation Fund (a local 501(c)3) to sponsor the Red Bluff screening of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival for three years running. Many thanks to the multitude of sponsors who help to make this event possible! Look for this event again in winter of 2018. Use the link below to view more RCD projects.

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We maintain a library of publications, brochures, handouts, and powerpoints. Follow the link below to find downloadable documents, maps, and conservation information such as management plans, watershed assessments, CWPP's, and maps of local resources.

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Group educational presentations
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Fire safe communities
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Habitat restoration
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Mapping and image services
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About the RCD

The Resource Conservation District of Tehama County is a non-regulatory public agency whose mission is “to assist citizens with managing, conserving, and improving the natural resources of Tehama County.” We work closely with the Natural Resource Conservation Service to provide services to the residents, landowners, agricultural producers, and government agencies of Tehama County. The RCD is wholly funded by grants, donations and contracts and does not receive any general tax revenues.

For Partners

Access our library of publications
Review our staff qualifications
Browse our project gallery


If you would like to support the RCD’s mission and programs, you can easily donate through our 501c3 non-profit the Tehama Conservation Fund. If you prefer your tax deductible donation go directly to the RCD, please call us at 530-727-1280 and we will be happy to assist! View our Non-Profit Partner at this link


Board meeting coming up on February 21,2021. View agendas and minutes on our website at this link

SB 272 Enterprise System Catalog
can be accessed from our website at this link

State Controller's Government Compensation in California
can be viewed online at this link

Click Here to download Antelope Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project Bid Packet at this link

Click Here to download Antelope Creek Fish Passage Final NEPA/CEQA at this link

Click Here to download Antelope Creek Fish Passage Final NEPA/CEQA Appendices at this link

INITAL STUDY/MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION EAST SAND SLOUGH SIDE CHANNEL PROJECT. Click here for the Inital Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the East Sand Slough Side Channel Project at this link

Appendix A Hydrology and Hydraulics Report. Click Here at this link

Appendix B Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan. Click Here at this link

Appendix C Biological Assessment Report. Click Here at this link

Appendix D Botanical Survey Report. Click Here at this link

Appendix E Avian Monitoring. Click Here at this link

Appendix F Waters of the US Delineation Report. Click Here at this link

Notice of Intent Publication. Click Here at this link

PONDEROSA WAY RE-BID PACKET!! The RCDTC is accepting bids for Ponderosa Way Grading, Drainage, and Surfacing Demonstration Project. Click Here for the re-bid packet at this link.

Thank you for being a consistent county-wide steward of our environment. It's a comfort to know that there are folks like you who are looking out for our total environmental landscape goals for Tehama County. - Bill Burrows, Owner, Burrows Ranch, Inc.
The TCRCD is a well-respected organization in our area with a long track record of successfully completing a variety of significant projects over the years, including many fuel breaks and fuel reduction projects. - Adam Wyman, CalFire Tehama-Glenn Unit
2 Sutter Street, Suite D, Red Bluff, CA 96080
Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
tcrcd @ tehamacountyrcd.org
  • 2 Sutter Street #D, Red Bluff, CA