Welcome to the

Upper Salinas Las Tablas Resource Conservation District


 Our Mission: To provide services and education to landowners supporting their management and stewardship of soil, water and natural resources.

People depend on soil, water, air, plants, and animals to survive. These natural resources provide our communities with food, shelter, clothing, economies, and recreation. The US-LT RCD provides technical assistance, education and resources to help agricultural, rural and urban communities preserve these natural elements while supporting robust land productivity in greater San Luis Obispo county, plus parts of Kern & Monterey counties.

View our 2016/2017 Annual Report: 2016/2017 Annual Report (pdf)

What We Do
RCDs are a leader in on-the-ground conservation efforts. As one of the 98 districts statewide, we are the center of locally led conservation in our community. We accomplish many practical, hands-on conservation projects every year. Often these projects involve agriculture and private land, but we also accomplish much more.
Typical projects include:
  • Water conservation
  • Watershed protection
  • Creek restoration
  • Stream bank restoration
  • Habitat improvement
  • Fish passage
  • Hedgerow plantings
  • Community education
  • Grower workshops
  • Native plantings
  • Creek clean-ups
  • Education of agriculturists on better and new environmental practices particularly around water conservation
  • Classroom visits
  • Technical assistance to agriculturists
  • Watershed Management
RCDs are special districts that are a good example of strong local government. We are responsive and accountable to our communities to promote local conservation goals. Since we do not receive tax payer funding, we bring millions of dollars to local communities through conservation projects funded mainly through grants and private contributions.
We are your partner in local conservation and agriculture.