Pit RCD - About  Pit River Canyon upstream of Fall River Valley



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Pit RCD Watershed Management Strategy - December, 2006
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The Pit RCD was formed in the 1940’s to address issues pertaining to soil and water conservation. The District (in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service) provides technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers and promotes vegetation management to benefit stream channel stability and wildlife enhancement. In 1996 the District entered into an agreement with CDFG to contract grazing, farming and haying operations on the Ash Creek Wildlife Area. Most recently, the Pit RCD has expanded its watershed management role and activities. It has secured public grants used to hire a watershed coordinator, conducted monitoring and watershed assessment studies, and implemented on-the-ground projects to improve stream and upland conditions.

The Pit RCD mission is to protect, conserve, restore, and enhance natural resources for sustainability and economic diversity through the following objectives:

  • Promote irrigation water management for optimizing water and energy use efficiency.
  • Promote improvement of ecological status and resource values on rangeland.
  • Promote erosion reduction through proper land use planning and conservation practices.
  • Promote maintenance and improvement of surface and ground water quality.
  • Promote coordination of public resource agency activities to meet resource and user needs.
  • Promote public awareness of RCD and increase political involvement of RCD.

Pit RCD Board of Directors

Buck Parks – President
(530) 299-3178

Aaron Albaugh
(530) 299-3426

John Rogers
(530) 294-1190

Bob Shaw
(530) 294-5357

Chuck Signs
(530) 294-5807

Irrigated pastures, and their associated crops production, are important to the agricultural viability of the watershed.
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