Guadalupe - Coyote

Resource Conservation District

California's Golden Beaver

Beaver Video Lanman

Silicon Valley's Gray Foxes

Fox Video Leikam

Bill Leikam's Gray Fox Reports

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Planting and Protecting Oaks:  

A Hands-on Workshop for Rural Land Managers

November 29, 2017    Morgan Hill, CA

 220px Valley Oak Mount Diablo ImageCredit Miguel Vieira Walnut Creek Wikipedia


Image Credit:  Miguel Viera, Walnut Creek, CA/Wikipedia


GCRCD, through its partnership with USDA-NRCS, will be hosting a hands-on workshop on oak protection and revegetation on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Morgan Hill from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Intended audience is ranchers, rural residents, non-profit organizations and agencies responsible for managing grazing lands and other property located in woodlands areas.  Registration is $15.00, and includes lunch.  Pre-registration is required.  Register by sending an email to the District Clerk or by calling us at 408-288-5888.




35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference


This year's conference 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


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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

 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. 


Children's Discovery Museum Exhibit            


Lupe the Mammoth Comes to Life: Science on the SPOT (YouTube)         


Sculpture Arrives in San Jose (San Jose Mercury News)

Silicon Valley's Wildlife


The Gray Fox Video



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.


 How can you contact us?


You may contact the District through our contact form or by calling our office at 408-288-5888.

GCRCD Board Meetings

Second Thursday of the month.

Public session begins at 6:00 p.m.

888 N. 1st Street, Suite 204,

San Jose, CA 95112

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The January 11, 2018 agenda will be posted here when it becomes available.


GCRCD Projects and Programs



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GCRCD's mission is to conserve and enhance Santa Clara's natural resources, including its soil, water, vegetation and wildlife.  

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