The Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM) has proudly served the local community with its programs in watershed management, restoration, research and education for almost 50 years. The RCDSMM has planned and implemented riparian and wetland restoration projects, conducted monitoring for various sensitive habitats and species, worked toward the recovery of endangered fish populations, implemented habitat creation and enhancement, and planned interpretive design projects.
The RCDSMM works with public and private landowners to conserve natural resources throughout the Santa Monica Mountains and environs. We focus on the following in our projects and activities:
- Restoring native habitat and monitoring endangered species
- Providing environmental education to local schools
- Translating scientific research into practical solutions
- Promoting water conservation and improving water quality
- Collaborating on local projects with our partners, including local, state and federal agencies and organizations
- Offering a variety of volunteer opportunities
A State of Harmony
If you have ever wondered what a Resource Conservation District or a Land Trust does, check out this video. "A State of Harmony" depicts the shared land ethic behind the important protection and stewardship work being done by RCDs and Land Trusts in California.
The RCDSMM has opportunities for high school, college and post-grad students to gain research field experience and have some fun this summer. For more information, please see our flyer.
Southern California Steelhead: Against All Odds
Watch this video documenting the history and current status of the southern steelhead trout:
New Threats to Oaks and Other Trees in Southern California: Goldspotted Oak Borer and Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer
Rene Russo narrates this video describing invasive species that are devastating trees in parts of southern California:
ADOPT A TOPANGA TURTLE
GIVE A MEMORABLE GIFT AND SUPPORT THE RCDSMM AND THE LOCAL TURTLE POPULATION BY ADOPTING ONE OF THE NATIVE SOUTHWESTERN POND TURTLES! SEE PDF FOR MORE DETAILS!