02/06/24: Half Moon Bay Review: Big Ideas at Cunha’s Little Farm

12/22/23: The California Report: Conservationists Help Coho Salmon Return to Pescadero (Audio) (PDF)

12/14/23: The Daily Journal: Coho Salmon Habitat Restoration Underway in Pescadero

11/28/23: TomKat Ranch: Pilot Training to Expand Access to Conservation Planning and Integrate Regenerative Agriculture

11/06/23: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration): New Funding and Coordinated Action to Help Bring California Salmon Back from the Brink

10/25/23: Half Moon Bay Review: Resource Conservation District Recounts 15 Years of Work

10/23: Overview of the Butano Channel Restoration and Resiliency Project (pg.73)

9/6/23: Half Moon Bay Review: RCD Argues for Removal of Eucalyptus in Pacifica

8/23/23: Half Moon Bay Review: RCD Plans Big Splash with Water Storage Grant

8/17/23: Resource Conservation District Releases 15-Year Impact Report Showing Remarkable Achievements in Conservation

8/15/23: Press Release: Resource Conservation District Awarded $11M to Add Over 3 Million Cubic Feet of Water Storage to Coast and Restore Habitat for Endangered Salmon

8/14/23: San Mateo Daily Journal: Food Hub: Connecting Farmers to Customers

7/24/23: Half Moon Bay Review: RCD Prompts Winning Projects on Coast

7/22/23: San Mateo Daily Journal: Fire Season Prep Now Year-Round in San Mateo County

7/20/23: Pacifica Tribune: Local Agency Envisions Hub to Help Area Farmers

7/5/23: Half Moon Bay Review: Butano State Park Slated for Forest Recovery Work

2023: An Environmental Regulation Paradigm Shift: The Cutting Green Tape Story

3/16/23: CalTrout’s The Current: Following Fish Migration Up the Pescadero Creek Watershed

1/12/23: County of San Mateo: The Top 12 of ’22

2022: California Climate Investments: Forest Health in San Mateo County – A Collaborative Approach

2022: Coastside Recovery Report: Building a More Equitable, Vibrant and Resilient Coastside Economy

11/22/22: The Six Fifty: The mysterious case of the SF Peninsula’s poop-polluted beaches

8/16/22: Half Moon Bay Review and Pacifica Tribune: Having faith in the forest

6/1/22: Inside Climate News: California Gears Up for a New Composting Law to Cut Methane Emissions and Enrich Soil

5/15/22: Half Moon Bay Review: County clears fire fuel from Quarry Park

5/10/22: Half Moon Bay Review: RCD hopes to join in city’s climate plan

5/5/22: OpenRoad: Treasures of the San Francisco Peninsula (Episode 76)

Spring 2022: CalTrout’s The Current: Sustaining Steelhead Populations in the Bay Area’s Backyard

3/9/22: Half Moon Bay Review: Harbor District, RCD wade through water projects

3/2/22: Civil Eats: A New California Law Will Create a Lot More Compost – but Will it Make it to Farmland?

2/16/22: Half Moon Bay Review: Agencies take stock of fire risk on Coastside

11/30/21: Coastside Buzz: DPW Awards RCD $2 Million+ to Replace Loma Mar’s 3 Miles of Aging Water Pipe

11/23/21: Half Moon Bay Review: San Mateo County RCD honored for work to aid coho

11/20/2021: San Mateo Daily Journal: San Mateo County crops show $37M loss in value

7/21/2021: Coastside Buzz: What is RCD? Did You Know San Mateo Resource Conservation District was Formed in 1939?

6/29/2021: Coastside Buzz: San Mateo RCD Builds a Reservoir on Blue House Farms Doubling San Gregorio Creek’s Volume in Dry Season

5/27/2021: Coastside Buzz: San Mateo County Planning Approved RCD’s Butano Farms San Francisco Garter Snake Habitat Enhancement Project

5/22/2021: San Mateo Daily Journal: San Mateo County approves garter snake protections  (Download PDF Download PDF)

2/11/2021: Coastside Buzz: RCD 2011 Report Addressing Regulatory Obstacles to Eucalyptus Control in San Mateo County

1/8/2021: NOAA Fisheries: Endangered Coho Salmon Released into Pescadero Creek 

11/18/2020: Half Moon Bay Review: New Life – Coho salmon released into Pescadero Creek
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8/12/2020: Half Moon Bay Review: RCD repairing stream crossing in Pescadero Creek Park

2/12/2020: Half Moon Bay Review: CalFire awards grant to conservation districts

2/7/2020: Press Release: $5.3M Award for Forest Health and Fire Resiliency Across San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties

2/5/2020: Press Release: Barbara Kossy Named President of RCD

12/16/19: KQED Science: Restoration of a San Mateo County Creek Reopens a gateway for Endangered Salmon

12/6/19: SF Chronicle Open Forum: What we can learn from the saving of a San mateo county creek

11/7/2019: Daily Journal: Long-awaited Butano Creek restoration project finished

11/5/2019: SF Chronicle: Restoring a San Mateo County creek to help fish thrive

6/26/2019: Half Moon Bay Review: RCD to start dredging Butano Creek

3/18/2019: Long sought creek restoration in Pescadero takes major step

12/19/2018: Half Moon Bay Review: District builds ponds for farmers

10/10/2018: Carbon Farming Bears Different Fruit

8/15/2018: Project to Reduce Flooding and Restore Fish Habitat in Pescadero Begins

Fall 2017: Not a moment to spare

8/8/2017: Pescadero community restores historic floodplain

7/14/2017: Millions allocated toward Butano Creek restoration

Fall/Winter 2016: Opening up the historic spawning grounds within the Pescadero watershed

6/15/2016: Supervisors fund water needs assessment

4/26/17: County takes stock of agricultural water needs

4/20/2016: High bacteria levels entering the ocean, RCD says smart landscaping can reduce pollution

10/7/2015: Event focuses on weed killer, some concerned about use of RoundUp

8/10/2015: RCD and POST receive nearly $1 million for floodplain restoration

3/12/2015: Women’s Hall of Fame

2/26/2015: Celebrating 75 years of getting down and dirty

11/28/2014: RCD presents conceptual Pescadero flooding solutions

11/13/2014: South Coast gets nearly $4 million in drought relief, RCD awarded grant from State

7/24/2014: Dry times plague local growers, new equipment helps them cope

5/2/2014: A state of harmony (video)

2/27/2014: Dogs, cattle not main culprits in harbor pollution

1/8/2014: County hires first “agbudsman”

9/11/2013:  San Mateo RCD helps threatened steelhead access 40 miles of habitat

9/5/2013:  Restoration effort benefits steelhead trout in San Francisquito Creek

8/9/2013: Creek project will help endangered fish run free

6/6/2013: Study pinpoints harbor’s pollution problem

3/22/2013: Restoration work on the San Francisquito Creek spearheaded by local conservation group (video)

6/19/2012: Innovative biochar trials at Cabrillo Farms

10/20/2011: RCD offers workshops to livestock owners

6/29/2011: Conservation district reaps unprecedented funding

6/17/2011: San Mateo County RCD awarded $1.3 million for partnerships in resource protection

3/16/2010: Geotourism comes to the Coastside

11/25/2008: RCD president awarded for service

10/1/2008: Community volunteers aid circulation study at Pillar Point

9/5/2008: Officials trying to solve mystery of harbor bacteria

9/2/2008: NOAA awards Monterey Bay area environmental education grants

6/25/2008: Officials study harbor water quality



Landscape photo credit: Ron Sturgeon