Guadalupe Coyote RCD
The Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District is a public agency formed by election of landowners in the district, pursuant to the provisions of Division 9 of the Public Resources Code of the State of California, and authorized and directed to conduct research in and to advise and assist public agencies and private individuals in land use planning, pollution control, recreation, water quality, and the conservation of soil, water, woodlands, wildlife and other natural resources.
The District includes over 362,000 acres comprising the northern area of Santa Clara County. Originally the District was called the Evergreen Soil Conservation District, but was renamed in 1972 as a “Resource Conservation District.”? In 1995, the District name was changed to the Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District.? Included in the District is most of the hilly or mountainous land surrounding the Santa Clara Valley north of Morgan Hill.? Within the District’s boundaries are portions of the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, Campbell, Milpitas and Monte Sereno. Many areas that were once farmland are now developed with the eastern portion of Santa Clara County containing the largest urban section of the District. Many of the urban areas of the northwestern portion of the county are not in the district, although these areas do receive conservation assistance through cooperative agreements.
The Guadalupe-Coyote RCD is goverened by a voluntary 5 member Board of Directors either elected by the voters in its District or appointed by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and is regulated by?Division 9 of the California Public Resources Code.