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Welcome to Coastal San Luis RCD

The Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District (CSLRCD) offers a variety of programs to assist farmers, ranchers, landowners and other watershed users in improving and protecting soil and water resources.

The CSLRCD has a strong relationship with the Natural Resource Conservation Service helping the local community through technical assistance, funding opportunities and permit coordination. This partnership has facilitated implementation of hundreds of conservation projects in Coastal San Luis Obispo County.


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Applications for the HSP Incentives Program will be accepted on a rolling basis from February 24 through January 2020. More information on the program may be found at https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/incentivesprogram.html

Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District will host an Application Assistance Workshop and Demonstration Field Visit to help applicants navigate the application process, develop competitive project concepts, and see on-farm conservation practices.


Application Assistance Workshop

When: 9 a.m.–noon Thursday, March 5, 2020

Where: San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place, San Luis Obispo

Please RSVP by February 25. Bring your laptop to get an early start on the application.


Compost Application Demonstration & Soil Health Talk

When: 9–11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020

Where: Avila Valley Barn, 560 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach 

Please RSVP by March 19 for details; we will carpool to the demonstration site from Avila Barn.


Bilingual Technical Assistance

One-on-one bilingual technical assistance is available through the end of the application period. 


Contact Hallie Richard at hrichard@coastalrcd.org or (805) 772-4391 for details about the above.


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New Resources for Farmers and Ranchers Available on CDFA Website

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has gathered information to assist farmers and ranchers at this website: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/farmerresources/  

Farmers and ranchers can find information about the following:

• Grants and loans, including programs that prioritize funding for socially disadvantaged farmers

• Beginning farmers

• Female farmers

• Veteran farmers

• Urban farmers

• Quick links to information that helps farmers and ranchers better understand CDFA regulations and policies

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