Seventy percent of the land in the United States is privately owned, making stewardship by private landowners absolutely critical to the health of our Nation’s environment. Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are Special Districts organized under Division 9 of the California Public Resources Code to manage and conduct soil and water conservation, erosion control and prevention, and wildlife restoration projects. RCDs work closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assisting land users to conserve natural resources.

Farmland in San Benito County

The SBRCD has been working with willing local landowners in San Benito County on conservation improvements since 1941. The San Benito Resource Conservation District (SBRCD) provides technical and educational services for natural resource conservation and agriculture enhancement. The SBRCD collaborates with many partners including private landowners, local, state and federal agencies and other organizations to develop and implement various conservation and agricultural strategies.

The SBRCD has been facilitating the Upper Pajaro River Watershed Partners in Restoration Permit Coordination Program, Livestock and Land Program, Pajaro River Watershed Coordination, and Small Acre Stewardship over the last several years. 

Contact for more information on any of these programs.  

 Look for the San Benito Resource Conservation District booth at the
San Benito Co. Fair
Oct 3 - 6
 Thank you for another sucessful Garden Tour!



A FREE, Fun, Family Event

Saturday, May 4th from 9am to 11am

Tour starts at the Water-Wise Demonstration Garden

Corner of 6th and Powell Street (Dunne Park)

Tour Description: Get inspiration for your garden. Participants will tour selected gardens in Hollister that use effective techniques for conserving water and creating a wildlife-friendly habitat. Tour the Cottages subdivision, Check out a Top bar bee hive, Rain Garden and more!

The Garden Shoppe will be stocking up on low water use plants and offer a discount to those attending the Garden Tour.  There will also be two master gardeners on site to answer all your questions.

            For more information or to register contact: or call 831-637-4360 ext. 2339





Currently taking application for Board of Director's Volunteer Positions 


831-637-4360 ext. 2339




 San Benito Resource Conservation  Board of Director Vacancies 

The SBRCD has  vacancies on the Board Of Directors for Directors and Associate Directors. 


The Board is comprised of five volunteer directors and associate directors who oversee conservation programs that promote erosion control, water quality protection, invasive species removal, stream clean-up, flood control, watershed restoration, and enhancement and other projects.  


The District works in partnership with USDA and Natural Resources Conservation Service, as well as other partners, to help landowners and managers voluntarily implement conservation practices on their properties. 


The SBRCD is non-regulatory. If you are interested in serving on the board of directors as an Associate Director in helping shape current and futrue conservation efforts in San Benito Co. contact Camille @ or

call 831-637-4360 ext 2339

Contact Us:
2337 Technology Pkwy, Suite C
Hollister, CA 95023
ext. 2339