The Coachella Valley Resource Conservation District (CVRCD) promotes the conservation and wise use of natural resources within the balanced development of the Coachella Valley and surrounding desert regions. The CVRCD is an independent, special district of local government that operates under Division 9 of the California Resources Code and works through public and private partnerships to provide land owners and land managers with assistance for the voluntary conservation of the Coachella Valley’s water, soil, air, animal and desert habitat resources.
Since 1956 CVRCD has provided Coachella Valley land owners and land managers with research and technical assistance in the conservation and wise use of water, soil and desert habitat resources. Previous CVRCD conservation projects include the CVRCD Mobile Lab to help local farmers and urban land managers improve the efficiency of irrigation water use; the PM-10 Dust Reduction research project to help local homeowners, golf course superintendents and Spanish-speaking landscape workers reduce the potentially hazardous air pollution created by common landscape practices; and the CVRCD Soil Salinity Mapping project to provide local farmers with on-site mapping and analysis of damaging soil salinity. In addition, CVRCD has published informational booklets on local conservation issues including micro-irrigation system management and drought-tolerant landscape plant water use.