WELCOME TO THE DESERT MOUNTAIN RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) areas work to promote and protect economic, natural, and social resources at the local and regional level. They bring together people, needs, and concerns, opportunities, and solutions. The RC&D works on a variety of projects/programs that can benefit the entire community. By supporting the RC&D, you are helping your own community.
THE COUNCIL, THE PROCESS THE PLAN
The RC&D council is the governing body of the RC&D Area and typically is composed of representatives from such organizations as:
• City/County Governments
• Resource Conservation districts
• Educational institutions
• Tribal Governments
• State & Local Agencies
• Environmental organizations
The RC&D program supports the belief that the identification of needs and solutions are best accomplished by local communities dealing with these issues.
DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA
The Desert Mountain Resource Conservation and Development area encompasses a good portion of the high desert and mountain region of southeastern California. The RC&D serves Inyo, San Bernardino, southern Mono, east Kern, eastern Tulare, and the Antelope Valley portion of the Los Angeles County, an area of approximately 24 million acres. The area includes the lowest and highest land elevations (Death Valley negative 238 feet and Mount Whitney 14,495 feet) in the contiguous United States. It is bounded on the east by the California State line, on the north by the southern end of Mono County; on the west by the Kern River watershed, and on the south by the south boundary of San Bernardino County excluding the area within the South Coast RC&D.
Our newest annual report can be accessed here.