Our Board Meetings
The Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District (GCRCD) Board of Directors' regular meeting is the second Thursday of the month. Meetings are held in the District office, located at 888 N. 1st Street, Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95112. Public session normally begins at 6:00 p.m. unless there is a closed session scheduled at that time.
Rural Roads Workshop
GCRCD, with the Northern California Society of American Foresters, Loma Prieta RCD, CAL FIRE, UC Cooperative Extension, and California Geological Survey, is co-sponsoring a workshop on Maintaining and Improving Rural Roads on Thursday, September 20, 2017, at the Redwood Estates Pavilion, 21450 Madrone Drive, Los Gatos (Note: change in location from original announcement). Intended audience is ranchers, rural residents, non-profit organizations and agencies responsible for maintaining and improving generally unpaved roads accommodating resource management, residential and recreational users. $10.00 registration (including lunch) if you register by September 1st.
35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
This year's conference recently concluded, and it was once again a resounding success! GCRCD Vice President Rick Lanman's work regarding the native California beaver was cited as a reference in several of the presentations. 2017 conference proceedings are available here.
Free Mobile Irrigation Lab
Photo Provided by LPRCD
Loma Prieta Resource Conservation District (LPRCD) is offering free irrigation evaluations to Santa Clara County farmers. Click here for more information.
A Mammoth Find
Image: Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose
In 2005, GCRCD Board President and citizen scientist Roger Castillo and his dog Jenna found a bone from a Columbian mammoth while walking along the Guadalupe River. Ten years later, the find has been commemorated with a beautiful (and enormous!) sculpture.
Silicon Valley's Wildlife
In 2014, the Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District commissioned wildlife photographer Greg Kerekes to produce a series of videos featuring Santa Clara County wildlife. The first one - The Gray Foxes of Silicon Valley - was released in February 2015, and features GCRCD Director Bill "The Fox Guy" Leikam, who has spent years researching the urban gray fox that inhabits the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Reserve. Our second video - The Return of California's Golden Beavers - features GCRCD Director Rick Lanman, a historical ecologist who helped establish that beavers are a native species in California. Check out our videos on the GCRCD YouTube channel, and prepare to be fascinated by the beautiful and intelligent wildlife living in the Silicon Valley.
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