Guadalupe - Coyote

Resource Conservation District


NRCS-GCRCD Ranchers Outreach Program


Through a cooperative agreement with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we initiated our Ranchers Outreach Program in 2015.  The program provides educational workshops, technical assistance and publications to assist local ranchers in implementing natural resource conservation strategies on working landscapes. 


     Workshop - Wildlife Management for Working Landscapes

February 11, 2016 in Gilroy, California


     Field Day - Ranching at the Urban Interface

October 6, 2016 in Morgan Hill, California


     Information for Ranchers:

An Analysis of Wolf-Livestock Conflict Hotspots and Conflict Reduction Strategies in Northern California


GCRCD Grant Program


GCRCD is proud to be a community partner with a variety of regional and local public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and citizen groups.  As part of our commitment to the region, we provide grants to eligible applicants for outside projects and programs that assist our District in meeting its goals. Funded projects and programs must provide a benefit within our District and align with one or more of the program areas listed in our Grant Program Policy.  


GCRCD is not currently accepting grant applications, but we are anticipating opening a new grant cycle for Fiscal Year 2016-17 on or about June 20, 2016, depending on available funding.  Grant applications are only accepted during an open grant cycle. For eligibility requirements, see the Grant Program Policy.  For additional information regarding the grant funding process, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  



Past Grant Awards:


Grantee Purpose of Funding Amount
Veggielution Community Farm (VCF) Sponsorship of the Bounty of Heart's Delight Dinner, an annual fundraiser that provides operational support for the organization. 

2014- $2,500.00

2015- $500.00

Veggielution Community Farm (VCF) Upgrade of the farm's irrigation system that is used for approximately 4 acres of row crops and orchard, including approximately 50,000 linear feet of drip line, pressure regulators and other equipment.  Agreement  Exhibits $10,000.00
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Reimbursement of costs for an independent contractor to provide services associated with the design, supervision and installation of a pollinator hedgerow at the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve.  This project has been temporarily postponed until 2016 at the request of OSA. $3,000.00
Pathways for Wildlife Expand existing research to include bobcat genetics in the assessment of landscape connectivity and to obtain a quantitative measure of the relative isolation associated with habitat fragmentation and disturbance in Coyote Valley.  Formal agreement pending. $5,000.00
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition Continue essential cleanup work performed by volunteers on the Los Gatos Creek and the Guadalupe River.  Funding will provide tools, equipment for public outreach, and grant-writing assistance to secure additional funding.  $5,325.00
Salmonid Restoration Foundation Sponsorship of the Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference scheduled for March 11-14, 2015.  This statewide conference includes field tours, technical workshops, panels and a plenary session on the state of salmonid recovery in California.  $500.00
Committee for Green Foothills

Provide Coyote Creek Watershed Tour scholarships to enable participation by students and other local residents who would not have been able to participate in the tour without a financial subsidy. 













































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