In the Sierra Nevada, change and challenge create opportunities. Through innovation, integrity, and respect, the Sierra Business Council fosters and harnesses these opportunities by implementing and modeling proactive adaptation to a shifting environment, economy, and population. The Sierra Business Council serves the entire Sierra Nevada region. As a nonprofit association of more than 750 businesses, agencies, and individual members, Sierra Business Council is committed to promoting a new perspective on regional wealth while emphasizing collaboration in planning and policy making.
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is a state agency created by bi-partisan legislation and signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2004. The SNC was created with the understanding that the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada and its communities are closely linked and that the Region would benefit from an organization providing a strategic direction. The SNC Region, made up of all or part of 22 counties and over 25 million acres, is one of the most significant natural and biologically diverse regions in the world. The Sierra constitutes about 25% of California’s land area and is the state’s principal watershed, supplying 65% of the developed water supply to residents and businesses across the state.
Indian Affairs (IA) is the oldest bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. Established in 1824, IA currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. There are 564 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives in the United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is responsible for the administration and management of 55 million surface acres and 57 million acres of subsurface minerals estates held in trust by the United States for American Indian, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior that administers America's public lands, totaling approximately 264 million acres mostly in the western states. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Formed in 1927, the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) manages the California states parks system. Its mission is to provide for the health, inspiration, and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the State's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
The National Park Service, established August 25, 1916, by Congress, is the U.S. federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations in the United States.
The US Forest Service is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture that administers the nation's 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands. The National Forests were established in 1905.
Abundant marshes, forests, plains and lakes provide habitat for a wide range of wildlife in the Alturas area. The Modoc National Wildlife Refuge lies mostly to the south of Alturas and covers thousands of acres of hunting, fishing and observational grounds. Whether you visit us in the winter for skiing or summer for a camping trip, you're bound to leave feeling refreshed.
The Apple Hill® Growers Association was established in 1964 to preserve and promote agriculture and its heritage in El Dorado County. Located in the foothills surrounding Camino, California, the Association includes over 50 member ranches including fruit and flower farms, cider mills, bakeshops, wineries, a microbrewery, and a spa. Thousands of visitors make the trek to Apple Hill® to enjoy bountiful harvests and support its mission to sustain agriculture and open space in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
The Arts Collaborative of Nevada County facilitates collaborative efforts that promote and sustain the visual literary and performing arts of Nevada County in order to advance the cultural, social and economic life of our community. ACNC is facilitation a range of collaborative activities for county arts organizations and artists, unified around the common purpose of promoting and exhibiting their talents and sustaining their organizations.
The Bishop area is renowned for its biking, hiking, bouldering, and trout fishery.Cold, clear creeks dancing down mountain canyons and gem-like alpine lakes are home to fighting Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Golden trout.
With approximately 400 members spanning over 1,000 square miles, the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce provides information and support to the Calaveras business community. Through its programs and sponsorships, the Chamber works to benefit its members and strengthen the social and economic framework of the community.
The California Tahoe Conservancy is a California State agency dedicated to preserving, protecting, restoring, enhancing and sustaining the unique and significant natural resources and recreational opportunities of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
California Watchable Wildlife celebrates the state's wildlife and diverse habitats by acknowledging and elevating the value of wildlife viewing to benefit individuals, families, communities, and industries while fostering awareness and support for conservation and protection of wildlife and habitats.
Central Sierra Watershed Committee (CSWC) began in 1997 to develop a cooperative effort to improve and protect our area’s watersheds and other resources. The CSWC has developed common ground solutions/agreements for improving watershed and local habitat. The CSWC consists of representatives from the public and private sector including local entities, interested citizens, ranchers and homeowners.
The City of Auburn is considered one of the best places to live in Northern California. It's bordered by the beautiful American River Canyon and nestled in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Located at the crossroads of I-80 and historic Highway 49, Auburn is the county seat of Placer County.
Carson City, a Consolidated Municipality is the state capital of Nevada. Nestled along the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, Carson City offers an ideal climate and breathtaking beauty.
California's best preserved Gold Rush town, Nevada City, has a lot to offer far beyond this well-deserved distinction. Today Nevada City once again has significant economic, cultural and social substance. It is the county seat, headquarters of the Tahoe National Forest, and site of businesses such as Robinson Enterprises, Inc., Telestream, Grass Valley Group, and 2Wire's design facility. Fine restaurants, bars, overnight accommodations, two wineries, a Railroad Museum, Firehouse Museum, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada Theatre are noteworthy, alive and well. Nevada City is dedicated to sustainability and we also are the leading city in California on residential solar installations per capita.
Plymouth is in the heart of the Gold Country. When you visit Plymouth you can enjoy our beautiful surroundings while visiting the many wineries in the adjacent Shenandoah Valley as well as other places of historical interest.
Known for its spectacular natural environment and historic past, Douglas County is located in the western portion of Nevada bordering California to the west; and state capital of Carson City to the north. Outdoor recreation and adventure opportunities are abundant in the County which encompasses parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Lake Tahoe, Topaz Lake, and the Carson and Walker Rivers. A great place to live, work, play and visit, Douglas County’s quality of life is second to none.
Welcome to historical El Dorado County! This is gold country — where the Gold Rush was born! Whether planning a vacation or just a day trip, El Dorado County welcomes you to enjoy the very best of California's gold country. Visit the many historic mining towns, pioneer cemeteries, historic country inns, and museums.
Inyo County is a land of magnificent natural diversity that encompasses Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra. Inyo County offers a full spectrum of adventure and involvement from the absolute stillness and peace of the desert, through the meadows blanketed with wildflowers, over the rushing mountain streams of the forest, to the wind whipped granite peaks. There is nowhere one can turn without seeing Nature's striking beauty. Our county is dotted with historic towns providing professional services and the equipment one will need for ones excursions, whether it’s backpacking, fishing, horsepacking, skiing, climbing, biking, photography, or just sightseeing.
Kern County, located in the heart of California, is a growing community with a variety of industries and recreational opportunities. With valley, mountain and desert areas, Kern County has something for everyone. Whatever you enjoy -- bird-watching, golfing, hunting and fishing, auto racing, sky diving, rock climbing, biking, off-roading, skiing, kayaking, windsurfing or river rafting -- Kern County is the place to be!
Located in the heart of California, Fresno County has an unmatched diversity of natural beauty and recreational opportunities, not to mention its proximity to three national parks, national forests and wilderness areas. In addition to country farm trails featuring the bountiful harvest of the nation’s #1 agricultural county, majestic lakes and rivers, and awe-inspiring foothills and mountain ranges, Fresno County offers a wide variety of unique entertainment opportunities. From the cultural diversity displayed in area museums, restaurants and festivals, to the recreation opportunities in the region’s many lakes, rivers, foothills and mountains - Fresno County has it all!
Lassen County is an outdoor paradise, where the beautiful Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains meet the desert of the Great Basin. Because of the unique terrain, there’s something here for everyone. The climate is nearly ideal: generally dry, warm days and cool nights, with an average summer high of 89 degrees and daytime temperatures in the 40’s during the winter months.
This is the California of soaring mountains and bubbling springs, of four distinct seasons and close-knit communities that welcome visitors with open arms. Our favorite recreation, and that of our visitors, is always centered around the crisp air and the gorgeous scenery.
Mariposa County, Home of Yosemite, is known for its amazing sceneries, outdoor attractions, and historic towns.
Established at the height of the Gold Rush in 1851, Nevada County’s colorful past still flaunts in its historic towns and glitters on the banks of its rivers. The two population centers—the Grass Valley/Nevada City area in the west and the Truckee area in the east—are separated by miles of bucolic farmlands, emerald lakes, the Tahoe National Forest and the 7,000-foot Donner Summit. Its rural quality of life, diverse cultural, historic and recreational attractions, outstanding schools, agricultural bounty and incredible beauty have made Nevada County a sought-after destination for residents and visitors alike.
From the majesty of North Lake Tahoe to the rich heritage of the Gold Rush era, Placer County offers a wealth of sensational experiences. Placer County brings you closer to nature, surrounds you with history and gives you the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of country living with big city convenience.
Family recreational opportunities abound in Plumas County or within driving distance with U.S. National Forests covering over 70% of the county. Numerous lakes and mountain streams create a playground for those who love the water, and there are several tournament golf courses within the county. Framed by mountain ranges, the area is also a mecca for hiking and skiing.
Sierra County, population 3,174, is located in the heart of the northern section of the Sierra Nevada on Highway 49. Nine hundred fifty nine square miles of unparalleled beauty, heavily forested canyons, the largest alpine valley in North America, wild rivers, unspoiled mountain lakes and streams, charming gold rush towns and century old ranching and logging communities.
Tulare County is home to many scenic wonders, such as Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, that offer year-round recreational activities. Explore Tulare County’s Interactive eMap to learn more.
Stretching from the foothills to the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tuolumne County is both a recreation paradise and a wonderful place to live. The County contains historic gold mining towns, the pristine Emigrant Wilderness, world-renowned Yosemite National Park, and numerous lakes and rivers.
Washoe County is a growing area located along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in western Nevada. The county covers an area of 6,600 square miles in the northwest section of the State bordering California and Oregon and has a population of approximately 410,000.
DSAA provides active coordination for community development issues while preserving the area’s rugged mountain character and natural resources. The association functions as a conduit for communication between area residents, property owners, and visitors and Nevada and Placer Counties and other groups and agencies.
The Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway is one of the most scenic drives across California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Anchored at either end by two State Parks – Calaveras Big Trees and Grover Hot Springs – and passing through the Stanislaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests, visitors have the opportunity to witness and explore this rugged landscape that was home to the native peoples of the area and to pioneer emigrants alike.
From the spectacular views of the snow-capped Sierra Crystal Range to the adventurous trails of the American River Valley and the rich history of the California Gold Rush, the Foresthill Divide provides year-around recreational opportunities and a special way-of-life for the involved citizens of the community. The Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to promote commerce, industry, recreation and the general interests of the Foresthill Divide community. Membership is open to anyone interested in the promotion of these objectives.
The Giant Sequoia National Monument Association – supporting recreation and education programs promoting stewardship and visitor enjoyment of the Giant Sequoia National Monument and the surrounding National Forest lands of the southern Sierra Nevada.
Groveland Community Services District was formed in 1953 and serves the communities of Big Oak Flat and Groveland in southern Tuolumne County. We provide water, sewer, parks, and fire services to approximately 4,000 residential and commercial customers. The District’s parks include Mary Laveroni Community Park located along Highway 120 in downtown Groveland, Leon Rose Ball Field, and the Groveland Dog Park. Mary’s Park includes picnic areas, a skateboard park, basketball court, and two outdoor stages.
Independence Chamber of Commerce provides information to visitors to the Owens Valley. The Chamber is located at 145 N. Edwards St. (Hwy 395) across from the historic Inyo County Courthouse in the center of Independence.
Inyo Recreation is a division of California Land Management – a professional outdoor recreation management company providing services in the eastern Sierra Nevada.
John Muir Highway runs from Coulterville to Smith Station along State Highway 132. It represents a unique tourism venue for admirers of John Muir who wish to revisit and relive the inspirational transformation he experienced during his first journey to Yosemite Valley and also his observations chronicled in "My First Summer in the Sierra."
Come jingle your spurs down the creaky boardwalks of old “Whiskey Flat”, and swagger yourself back into the Gold Rush Days. Or, saddle up a whitewater raft and ride down our National Wild and Scenic Kern River. If you’re hankering for some travel advice, (this-a-way or that-a-way), give us a call pronto and we’ll absolutely tell you where to go…Pardner!
Outdoors or indoors, Lake Tahoe South Shore has it all. Take a hike in the backcountry, go boating on the lake, or play 18 holes on a world-class course. Or visit fashionable boutiques, art galleries, shops spas, nonstop clubs and 24-hour casinos. Seriously, there isn't much you can't do here.
The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce exists to promote the area's business community. The Chamber Staff only refers Chamber members. We are dedicated to promoting our community and its resources.
The mission of the Lassen Land & Trails Trust is to conserve significant natural areas and agricultural landscapes, and to promote and enhance a public trail system throughout Lassen County. In addition to protecting land and trails, the Lassen Land & Trails Trust also owns and operates the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot as a visitor center, museum, and trailhead.
The mission of the Madera County Arts Council is to provide Madera County residents and visitors access to art and culture through diverse programs and services, including promoting art education, stimulating and supporting local arts groups and individual artists, and encouraging the promotion of a wide variety of public art and initiate fundraising activities to sponsor art in public places.
We are an involved and growing group of artists, professionals, businesses, and individuals dedicated to making the arts a vital part of Mariposa County. The Arts Council is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County.
The Mariposa Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization funded by membership and donations to promote, preserve, and enhance the business community in order to benefit the existence and growth of economic prosperity for the citizens of Mariposa County.
The Economic Development Office is charged with creating a Countywide diversified and sustainable economic base. This approach is twofold: 1. Enhance the Tourism Industry in developing the county as a year-round destination 2. Expand the economy with suitable business development opportunities not related to the robust tourism industry
Mariposa Rotary, 70 members strong, fosters goodwill in the community by supporting projects that benefit the most in need and greatest number of residents. The club is a great place for learning about our community, volunteering your skills, and making friends.
The Modoc Economic Development Corporation and the citizens of Modoc County welcome you to visit us and explore our unique area. Modoc County is 4,340 square miles of high desert beauty, unspoiled, unpolluted and un-crowded. The elevation ranges from 4,000 to 10,000 feet, 90 percent of the county consists of national forests, refuges and wilderness areas.
Modoc County - a combination of high desert terrain and spectacular mountain ranges gives special uniqueness to the contour of the land. Truly mesmerizing - imagine the bluest skies, brightest stars and over a million unspoiled acres, captivating pristine mountains, green fertile valleys, beautiful crystal clear lakes, streams, wetlands and ragged lava bed plateaus.
California's Eastern Sierra Nevada offers the most unique and impressive landscapes in the world. If you're looking for roads winding through dramatic mountain backdrops, sparkling mountain lakes and waterfalls, authentic ghost towns, bubbling hot springs or moon-like rock formations, search no further! It's here in Mono County!
The Mountain Area Preservation Foundation is a grassroots environmental non-profit established by concerned residents of the Truckee Tahoe region. Since our inception in 1987, the Foundation (or MAPF) has worked to preserve, protect and enhance the region’s natural environment. The Foundation serves as a local advocate for smart-growth principles, and seeks to ensure that new development is environmentally sensitive.
Come to MyOutdoorBuddy.com for more Northern California and Southern Oregon fishing, hunting and outdoor news, reports, information, opinions and photos. Your outdoor adventures have only just begun.
NatureBridge inspires personal connections to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it through youth environmental education programs in Yosemite National Park. Founded in 1971 as Yosemite Institute, NatureBridge has connected over one million students to national parks during multi-day school and group field science programs as well as teen summer adventures. NatureBridge also operates environmental education programs in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Outdoor adventure at every turn. A fascinating heritage of cowboys and the Comstock. American Indian culture and artifacts. Special events that draw crowds by the thousands. Nevada is one of the nation’s largest states, a statistic that translates directly to nonstop outdoor fun. And whether your preference involves bikes, hiking shoes, backpacks, swimsuits, kayaks or golf clubs, Nevada’s got you covered.
The Nevada County Conference and Visitor's Bureau is your guide to fascinating Nevada County. Golf. Ski. Canoe. Dine. Shop. Horseback. Raft. Hike. Live. Spa. Fish. Swim. Explore.
The official online guide to Nevada County. Brimming in history, culture and outdoor recreation, Nevada County offers an authentic California travel experience that is sure to delight and inspire each and every visitor.
The North Tahoe Public Utility District is a California Special District providing sewer, water and recreation services to the residents of North Lake Tahoe from the Stateline to Dollar Hill. The District owns and operates the North Tahoe Regional Park, North Tahoe Event Center and Tahoe Vista Recreation Area as well as managing and maintaining nearly all of the State and County beaches in the service area.
Welcome to Eastern Madera County in the culturally rich Southern Sierras, located just moments from the south gate to Yosemite. The chamber's mission is to promote and support the economic vitality while honoring and preserving the unique lifestyles of our Mountain Communities.
The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation was founded in 1996 to be a unique foundation that serves the Lake Tahoe community by promoting philanthropy and non-profit collaboration. We exist not to support a single organization, but to address the broadest range of charitable issues by building a perpetual source of community capital. We manage charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations that turn to us to help fulfill their philanthropic intent.
Eleven autonomous bands of Pit River Indians. The Territory of the Tribe consists of all ancestral lands recognized by the Indian Claims Commission in its July 29,1959 specifically including, but not limited to, the XL Ranch, Montgomery Creek, Roaring Creek, Big Bend, Burney, Lookout, and Likely Rancherias.
PlacerArts and its partner Placer Arts 360 organizations present quality visual arts exhibits, tours, events and professional performing arts and community theatrical performances that add significantly to the quality of life of residents of Placer County and nearby regions in the Sierra Nevada.
PlacerGROWN is a nonprofit, membership organization whose mission is to enhance the viability of agriculture in Placer County by bringing local producers and the community together for the support and growth of agriculture.
The Plumas County Tourism Council, a collaboration of county tourism promotion agencies and Plumas Arts, promotes the regional rural heritage, extraordinary natural resources, businesses and local events, of the heart of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges, Plumas County. The website is a complete travel planning guide that features maps, itineraries, lodging, and seasonal things to do and see throughout Plumas County to make you feel like a local.
Sequoia Recreation is a division of California Land Management – a professional outdoor recreation management company providing services in the southern Sierra Nevada and in the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
SEDCorp is a private non-profit organization that has been devoted to supporting the economic development of the rural communities north and east of Sacramento for over forty years. SEDCorp supports local jurisdictions to secure grant funds, supports the region's businesses with a variety of training classes, and as a small business lender.
The grasslands, foothills, and forests between Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks provide land for farms and ranches, a home for native plants and wildlife, and a source of clean water. The Sierra Foothill Conservancy honors our natural and cultural heritage by protecting these resources and ensuring that present and future generations will continue to experience and enjoy the land in this region.
Founded in 1981, Sierra Heritage Magazine is the oldest and largest circulation publication in the Sierra Nevada. Known for its feature articles and magnificent photography of the Sierra Nevada region, this beautifully designed, glossy publication highlights the people, places, history, environmental sustainability and recreation of the Sierra.
Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance based in South Lake Tahoe, CA has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife and communities. Our mission is to protect and restore the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while promoting sustainable communities. The organization is an Alliance of conservation groups that are based or work in the Sierra Nevada region. There are over one-hundred member groups that span the entire 400 mile mountain range.
Sierra Recreation is a division of California Land Management – a professional outdoor recreation management company providing services in the Yosemite gateway region of the Sierra Nevada.
The mission and function of the Sierra Resource Conservation District is to take available technical, financial and educational resources whatever their source and focus or coordinate them at the local level to meet the present and future natural resource needs of the local land user. The SRCD encompasses over 50% of the total acreage of Fresno County and a small part of Tulare County.
The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose it is to stimulate interest in educational, interpretive and related activities along the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway.
Sierra Watch secures conservation victories to protect the places we love. Sierra Watch is built to ensure that big, lasting land-use decisions are made for the right reasons, with the best information, and with the timeless values of the Sierra at heart. By providing strategic leadership to focused campaigns, we are writing a new chapter in the proud history of conservation in California.
The Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society preserves the history of the lives and possessions of people who have lived in Tuolumne County south of the Tuolumne River, and serves to assemble, protect, and otherwise secure for the public's benefit physical evidence pertaining to plant and animal life, mining, agriculture and the geology of this portion of Tuolumne County in our Museum.
Spanning from Groveland, Buck Meadows and Coulterville to Yosemite via the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120), travelers can choose to stay near Yosemite with a diverse group of Yosemite region lodgings including luxurious bed & breakfasts, quaint cabins and historic hotels to simple inns and even a working sheep ranch.
Surprise Valley is graced with exquisite natural beauty, fertile agricultural land, pristine air, diverse wildlife, and is home to four rural, welcoming and historic towns: Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell and Lake City. Our small communities retain that authentic “Old West” flavor introduced by the hardy and hopeful pioneers who settled this area in the mid-nineteenth century
The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization dedicated to developing, promoting, and serving your business and community. Our goal is to sustain a high quality of life by achieving economic vitality, with sensitivity and respect for the environment.
Tahoe Recreation is a division of California Land Management – a professional outdoor recreation management company providing services in the northern Sierra Nevada.
The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that helps promote and develop business and tourism. The businesses that join the Chamber discover that there’s no bigger return on their investment than the referrals, marketing opportunities, information and resources available through membership.
The Upper Merced River Watershed Council (“Watershed Council”) works with individuals and organizations to protect and enhance the natural, economic, and cultural resources of the Merced River Watershed through education, community-based projects, responsible planning and stewardship.
Welcome to Tuolumne County, California where you can experience iconic Yosemite explorations, authentic California Gold Rush Country discoveries and unforgettable High Sierra adventures. Just 2 ½ hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area, Tuolumne County is easily accessible year-round for all-season fun, adventure, and memory-making moments. Enjoy endless outdoor recreation, state and national parks, sight-seeing, star-gazing, history, shopping, wine and cider tasting, relaxation and more. A camera-ready view is around every bend… visit us today.
Welcome to the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road. Along this 500 mile journey from volcano to volcano you will find opportunities for adventure, exploration, communion with nature and an appreciation for the culture and history of the region. You will also find residents eager to share the beauty and mystery of this land that is dotted with evidence of an eruptive past.
Mission: The Yosemite Association (Association) is a nonprofit membership organization that provides opportunities for people to learn about, enjoy and experience Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada. We celebrate the majesty and grandeur of this region through our visitor services, publications, outdoor classroom, membership activities and community programs. Our many programs and services help people of all ages and backgrounds gain an enduring and inspirational connection to the park. This deeper connection builds a commitment to the long-term preservation and vitality of Yosemite and our National Parks—for generations to come.
Highway 120 is California's most direct and scenic all weather route to Yosemite National Park is itself a wonderful destination with many attractions that are open all year. Highway 120 winds through rolling hills dappled with heritage oaks, past picturesque small towns where Gold Rush history was made, and on into the dramatic high country with commanding views of the majestic Sierra Nevada.
Serves to expand the knowledge and potential of the unique region of Mariposa County as the home of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite/Sequoia RC&DC provides valuable services to the local communities of Mariposa, Fresno, Madera and Tulare Counties. Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) is a unique program that helps people care for and protect their natural resources in a way that improves our economy, environment, and way of life.