NOVEMBER 25, 2014

BCRCD Board Meeting Agenda

Agendas are posted publicly 72 hours prior to board meeting.

Board Meeting Agendas are also sent to an electronic distribution list.

For more information click on Meetings tab or call 530-534-0112 ext. 122

ANNOUNCEMENT: Alyssa Cordova is BCRCD's new Conservation Associate!

Alyssa is thrilled to be a part of the RCD team! Having lived in Chico for the past few years, Alyssa has been able to familiarize herself with Butte County and loves the area. She has spent her time learning about the county’s natural resources and is excited to put her knowledge to work while gaining experience in the field. Prior to serving with the BCRCD, Alyssa attended Chico State where she attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Energy and Earth Resources and a minor in Management for Sustainability. While in college, Alyssa worked for PowerSave, a student driven energy efficiency and education program, which helped improve energy efficiency on Chico State’s campus. She was also instrumental in gathering data for the Chico Energy Pioneers Program that looked at behavior as a factor for in-home energy consumption. Her background in energy offers a unique perspective to natural resources and she has helped students and community members understand their individual impact on natural resource consumption.

While serving as a member of the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership, Alyssa will be utilizing her talents to conduct watershed restoration projects and provide outreach and education on the importance of natural resource conservation to various county residents. She will also be recruiting volunteers to help her accomplish these efforts to support the BCRCD’s mission to protect, enhance and support Butte County’s natural resources and agriculture.

BCRCD - AmeriCorps & Local Non-Profit Organizations form PARTNERSHIP

By Sam Rossi - Past Conservation Associate


GOOD-BYE to District Manager Kelly Peterson. We wish you the Best of Luck with your new position with Tehama Environmental Solutions, Incorporated in Red Bluff. We will be forever grateful for your years of amazing expertise in moving BCRCD forward. THANK YOU KELLY!

GOOD-BYE to BCRCD Conservation Associate Sam Rossi. Sam has completed his year serving as a member of the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership. Sam demonstrated outstanding capabilities in completing all of the required assignments of this position and then some. THANK YOU SAM!

NEW Interim District Manager, Sam Rossi...

Sam's eagerness to improve the management of natural resources while collaborating with community leaders has brought him to serve as the Interim District Manager with the Butte County Resource Conservation District. Sam graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo earning a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Natural Resources Management with minors in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Land Rehabilitation. While at Cal Poly, Sam became familiar with GIS and various surveying technologies that have been instrumental in completing a variety of soil erosion, forestry, and watershed management projects. Sam's previous work experiences have allowed him to collaborate with public, private, and community organizations in the implementation of monitoring, planning, restoration, and educational projects.

Sam is excited to provide his skills and experiences in natural resources management to make positive contributions to Butte County’s unique and resilient natural resources and communities. He is committed to partnering and collaborating with willing landowners and organizations that share an interest in conservation of our diverse natural resources.


Rod Carter has served BCRCD for many years as an Associate Director.   He is appreciated for generously sharing his wisdom, voice of reason and many areas of expertise while a member of the Board of Directors. Though Rod has resigned and we must say good-bye he will always remain a valued partner and supporter of BCRCD.  THANK YOU ROD!!


September 20th, 2014 River Cleanup was a great success!!

Feather River Cleanup and B-B-Q

Great Sierra River Cleanup Preliminary Results Press Release

Results of Cleanup By Organization

Ongoing Events...

BCRCD reaches out to citizens concerning water issues: Watershed Education Press Release

!!!!!! Exhilarating and rewarding - Join us for our next RIVER CLEAN-UP DAY !!!!!!

NEXT RIVER CLEAN-UP Date to be announced





Visit www.fsa.usda.gov or an FSA county office to learn more about FSA programs and loans. For information about USDA’s Farm Bill implementation plan, visit www.usda.gov/farmbill.


4-HNesting Boxes Available Now!

UCCE Butte County 4-H Clubs and Butte County Resource Conservation District are partnering in the production and selling of nesting boxes to farmers, rancher and land owners.

All boxes are built and painted by Butte County 4-H club members. The nesting boxes meet the specifications required by the NRCS conservation programs.

All funds raised from the sale of nesting boxes help support Butte County 4-H Clubs and BCRCD.

Contact Butte County RCD for more information or follow this link to order.

Click on Owl, Song bird, Wood Duck and Bat photos below for specifics.

BCRCD is proud to be supporting and promoting the UCCE 4-H Club program


“Friends of BCRCD” Membership Drive

Become a Member of Today!

A “Friends of BCRCD” Membership is an investment in your community through your local Butte County Resource Conservation District. As a supporting member you are contributing to the protection and enhancement of natural and agricultural resources of Butte County. BCRCD is dedicated to the wise use of these resources assuring they will be here for future generations to use and enjoy!

“Friends of BCRCD” Membership Options

Once a year member: Any amount one time per year.

Single payment: For individuals wishing to contribute one-time-only with no obligation to continue.

(For above options please make checks payable to BCRCD or use DONATE button to get started!)

Sustaining member: A monthly direct deposit from your bank account in any amount. Direct Deposit Form.


With each membership you will receive name recognition on our website plus a hyper link to your personal and/or business website(s).

Any amount is greatly appreciated!

Your kind consideration of support is very much appreciated and we look forward to a long lasting relationship. Contributions to the “Friends of BCRCD” Membership Drive are tax deductible gifts as outlined under IRS tax codes. Receipt is available upon request.

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