Our Mission

Identify conservation and watershed enhancement needs and offer assistance to landowners and resource managers to meet those needs through technical, financial and educational leadership.

Spawning ground surveys targeting coho salmon were initiated on the Scott River in the winter of 2001 as a cooperative effort among local organizations, landowners, and agencies.

Since 1996, the Siskiyou RCD has installed 62 fish screens on private property through the voluntary cooperation of agricultural landowners across the Scott Valley.

The Siskiyou RCD has a longstanding history of partnering with local landowners to restore and enhance habitat throughout high-priority areas of the Scott River Basin.

The Siskiyou RCD's Invasive Plant Management Program is directed at designing and implementing projects that educate land users as well as contain, reduce and eradicate high-priority invasive plant populations within the District in order to preserve and improve local biodiversity. 

Restoring stream banks serves to stabilize soils, reduce the potential for significant channel migration, capture and store suspended sediment, and support  riparian functionality. 

Moving forward, the Siskiyou RCD will continue to partner with landowners, tribes, and like-minded parties to address limiting factors to salmonid production and help ensure a viable agricultural future. 

In 2008, the Siskiyou RCD established the Scott River Stream Restoration and Sediment Reduction Program to address sediment and thermal inputs to the Scott River with willing landowners through methods that concurrently enhance habitat for salmonid species in the watershed.  Since then, the Siskiyou RCD has successfully implemented six stream bank restoration projects on the main-stem Scott River.