The Western Shasta Resource Conservation District (WSRCD) is a special district of the State of California and is funded entirely by grants and contracts. The District encompasses approximately 1.7 million acres bounded on the east by the watershed divide between eastern and western Shasta County; the north by the Siskiyou County line; the west by the Trinity County line; and the south by the Tehama County line. The WSRCD was formed in 1957. Since then, the RCD has grown from a small volunteer organization to a highly successful conservation district that is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of western Shasta County's natural resources. You can stay up to date with the WSRCD by visiting our Facebook page.


SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: November 20, 2020 at 9:00am PST.
Join the meeting at or call in at 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 996 7620 1313 Password: 507371
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Download the Board Agenda.


In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20 regarding COVID-19, the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District will still be performing services and project work, however the office will be closed to
the public to minimize the potential spread of the virus.
To read the full Executive Order, please visit
For current updates on projects, please visit our Facebook page @westernshastarcd.
If you need assistance, please call our main number at (530) 365-7332 to leave a message.

In western Shasta County, we currently have the #ZoggFire burning.
For current information and status, please visit

For additional information and resources regarding evacuations and animals, please visit:

Please visit our Facebook page for more updates.

Featured Projects

  • China Gulch Fuel Break Project (19-20B)

    This project, funded through CAL FIRE, involved the construction of an emergency shaded fuel break along the ACID irrigation canal on Canyon Road, the ridge south of Clear Creek, China Gulch Road, Cloverdale Road, to the intersection of Cloverdale Road and Clear Creek Road. The project will cover approximately 500 acres. China Gulch Fuel Break… Read More
  • Carr Fire Pollution Mitigation Project (27-30)

    Erosion control areas were determined by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board through geographic information systems (GIS) analysis with consideration of the following parameters: Proximity (within 665 feet) to class I, II, or III waterways that enter the Sacramento River between Keswick Dam and the CA Highway 44 Bridge. The watersheds are: Rock… Read More
  • CAL FIRE Grant Fuelbreak Outreach (19-28)

    The McConnell Foundation received a grant from CAL FIRE to conduct hazardous fuels reduction and a fuelbreak within the Carr Fire affected area. The Western Shasta RCD is assisting the McConnell Foundation and VESTRA Resources, Inc. with community outreach and landowner contacts. This is a two-phase project. The first phase is to conduct site assessments… Read More
  • Castle Crags- Root Creek Forest Fuels and Public Safety Project (39-06)

    Castle Crags- Root Creek Forest Fuels and Public Safety Project  (39-06)  The goal of this project is to implement fuels reduction within the Root Creek drainage to protect visitors, adjacent property and forest health. Also includes establishment of an access road that will facilitate costly and effective fuels reduction practices as well as provide emergency access… Read More