Ventura County Resource Conservation District

 
 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS & OTHER HAPPENINGS

                                                                 January 24, 2019 7:30 am - 11:30 am -- Irrigation and Nutrient Management Field Day                                                          *click for INFORMATION and to REGISTER  

                                             January 18, 22, 24 and 28, 2019   2:30 - 4:30 --FREE! HSP & SWEEP Application Assistance Workshops                                                *see fliers below for specific times and locations. Click for the SWEEP and HSP presentations

February 14, 2019   2:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- SWEEP and Healthy Soils Grant Opportunity Workshop - UC Coorperative Extension Office   669 County Square Dr, Ventura 93003 - California Room

                                              

  • Ventura County is the 17th most important agricultural producing county of the 3,175 counties in the United States.
  • There are over 28,000 acres of gullies and badlands in the southern half of Ventura County producing an estimated 880,000 tons of sediment per year.
  • Our cropland can withstand the loss of 2 to 5 tons of topsoil per year without losing it's capacity to sustain crop yields.
  • About one-fourth of our cropland is eroding at rates that, if continued, will reduce yields.
  • Approximately 13.5% of our irrigated acres (22 square miles) are affected by seawater intrusion.
  • Groundwater basins supply approximately 70% of the water used in the county, and are being overdrafted at a rate of about 80,000 acre feet per year.

Ventura County Resource Facts

3380 Somis Rd, Somis, CA 93066               phone: 805-764-5130

            email: info@vcrcd.org             web: www.vcrcd.org

 

Assisting rural and urban communities to conserve, protect and restore natural resources

Welcome!

Our mission is to collaborate with landowners, government agencies, and other willing partners to facilitate the conservation and restoration of Ventura County's natural resources.

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