Contact information for some of our partners in Santa Clara County:
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is part of the USDA that has various programs for working farms and ranches in Santa Clara County. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/. Resource Conservation Districts have excellent working relationships with the local NRCS staff and can often serve as an introduction to farmers and ranchers to the services available from NRCS.
Santa Clara County has two Resource Conservation Districts: Loma Prieta RCD (LPRCD), the site you are on now, that covers the part of the Santa Clara County watershed that flows to Monterey Bay, and our northern neighbor, the Guadalupe-Coyote RCD (GCRCD) that covers the part of the county watershed that flows to San Francisco Bay. The GCRDC website is https://www.rcdsantaclara.org/.
Santa Clara County Farm Bureau: Protecting, promoting, and preserving agriculture in Santa Clara County as a business and a way of life. http://www.santaclarafarmbureau.org/.
The Santa Clara County Firesafe Council (SCCFSC) is a non-profit, grassroots organization that provides education and project assistance for homeowners and landowners in communities that are vulnerable to wildfire in Santa Clara County and some zip codes in Santa Cruz Mountains (like 95033 and 95044). https://sccfiresafe.org/.
The Land Trust of Santa Clara Valley (LTSCV) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that protects Santa Clara Valley's agricultural land and open space. https://www.landtrustscv.org/.
The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency leads the implementation of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan (Habitat Plan). https://scv-habitatagency.org/.
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources for Santa Clara County: Great information and advice for small farms, gardening, and a lot more. https://cesantaclara.ucanr.edu/.