Ventura County Resource Conservation District



VCRCD Board Meeting - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8:30 AM in the VCRCD Board Room

Wildfire Safety Fair - Hosted by the Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council - Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10AM - 2PM at Sarzotti Park, Ojai (VCRCD will have a booth)

Localizing CA Waters Summit - April 29-30, 2019, Ojai (VCRCD will be participating) 

We just adopted our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan on March 20, 2019. Check it out here!

Position Vacancy - Resource Conservation Specialist - Applications due by Sunday, April 21, 2019

  • 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

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


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 for current and future generations. 

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