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Cachuma Resource Conservation District

Cachuma Resource Conservation District (URL not found)
Location of office 
and mailing address
  920 East Stowell Road 
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Telephone number   928-9269 Ext. 110
FAX number   928-9644
Web page   www.rcdsantabarbara.org
E-mail address   [email protected]

The Cachuma Resource Conservation District (CRCD) works with local landowners and groups throughout Santa Barbara County to conserve and improve natural resources such as water, soil, and habitat. CRCD provides voluntary, confidential consulting and technical assistance services to local individuals and groups to implement projects. Projects are often related to water quality, irrigation and nutrient management, agricultural community education and outreach, and habitat restoration. 

The Cachuma RCD is not a government or regulatory agency. Upon request, CRCD works with individuals and groups to address resource problems that they are facing.
Typical CRCD services include:
· Mobile Irrigation Lab. The Mobile Irrigation Lab conducts on-site irrigation evaluations and tests distribution uniformity for agricultural, turf, and landscaping irrigation systems.

· Erosion Control and Engineering Services. CRCD’s engineering technician can provide engineering and construction support for projects such as drainage ditches, sediment basins, and erosion control structures.

· Bilingual Education and Outreach. CRCD staff conducts workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics including irrigation, fertilizers, pest management, and business management.

· Basic Water Quality and Soil Sampling. These tools help growers analyze their water quality, as well as nutrient content of water and soil to better budget water and fertilizer applications.

· Evapotranspiration and Precipitation Information. CRCD maintains the local CIMIS weather information station hotline. This number is (805) 928-9344 and contains information on recent evapotranspiration and precipitation, which can be used to better manage irrigation.

· Habitat Restoration Services. The CRCD also provides expertise for habitat restoration projects, including stream bank stabilization, "Arizona" crossing removals, and habitat enhancement.

The majority of our services are provided at no cost to the recipient. Current services and fees depend on funding availability. We look forward to working with you to address your specific needs.

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