Who We Are
The Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District (GCRCD) is a special district of the state of California led by a volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to the conservation of natural resources in Santa Clara County.
What is an RCD?
Resource Conservation Districts are leaders in locally-led conservation work throughout California. RCDs implement on-the-ground projects, provide technical assistance and educate the public to improve their local communities.
RCDs are authorized and directed by Division 9 of the California Public Resources Code 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. You may view our Long Range Plan here.
Where is the GCRCD?
The GCRCD's boundaries cover over 362,000 acres in the northern area of Santa Clara County. Included in its boundaries are most of the hilly or mountainous land surrounding the Santa Clara Valley north of Morgan Hill. Most of the urban areas in the county are not within the boundaries of the district, but the GCRCD may cooperate with partners in these areas under certain circumstances. Our offices are located in downtown San Jose.
How can you contact us?
You may contact the district's general email here or get in touch directly with a board or staff member by clicking on the email link on their contacts page.
You may also call (408) 288-5888 and leave a message.