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

08 28 2015 004 Gray fox juvenile female Pale




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.  


The September 14th meeting has been cancelled.  The agenda for the October 12, 2017 meeting will be posted here when it becomes available. Supporting documentation for agenda items can either be reviewed by visiting our offices (call 408-288-5888 for office hours) or may be requested electronically by sending an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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


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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by calling our office at 408-288-5888, or by getting in touch directly with a board or staff member directly by clicking on the email link on "Board and Staff" page.

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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