Whether restoring habitat or helping farmers in business education, we are local and making a difference.  In fact, we made a difference just a few years ago with our own name. Our resource conservation and community sustainability organization has changed our name!  The NCRC&DC is performing our work as Conservation Works, a name that in only two words captures the essence of who we are and what we do:  We know that conservation works and we do conservation works!


namechangeARROWThis homepage of the North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council will remain as we must keep our long name for grant, tax, and other purposes, but our new site at will be the most up to date website, and content on this site has diminished. 

Conservation Works (aka NCRC&DC) is a grassroots non-profit organization with a mission to perform environmental education and action with youth and our community that involves on-the-ground change and makes a real difference in pollinator protection, water conservation, climate change, and healthy sustainable communities in our rural north coast (Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties).RCrlstevensallhandskidsmovingtank

Our programs adress climate change, drought, fire resiliency, habitat conservation and more.  Check out to see more on our Kids Creek Care, Fire Away, Bee Patches, Rain Catchers, Waste Wizards, Cultivating Commerce initiatives, and more. Our programs all rely on making simple changes that cumulatively make for big impact.

We advocate for change to promote fair, just, and sustainable communities, and preserve and enhance the quality of life for all of our residents into the future. We maximize our impact by collaborating with other organizations on projects that focus on education, pollinator habitat protection, water conservation, landfill waste and greenhouse gas reduction, new sustainable farming support, and carbon sequestration projects. We emphasize multi-generational family involvement in our projects, and encourage community connection to the lands around them.but not limited to enhancing the availability of local healthy foods, and (3) promoting learning-based opportunities for our residents.