Conservation Practices

The Napa County RCD empowers the community to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands. The conservation practices and resources below are provided to support that mission. We encourage you to explore this and other websites for opportunities to actively engage in resource conservation. 


Households and Homesteads
Managing Unpaved Roads

Wallet and Watershed-Friendly Roads 

The influences that roads can have on water quality; road surface terminology; how to prioritize treatments; typical drawings for road treatments; and common characteristics for storm-proofed (wallet- and watershed-friendly) roads are covered. Download the report here. (pdf = 5.5 MB)

Handbook for Forest and Ranch Roads 

This handbook is a trusted, go-to guide for managing unpaved roads. Download the handbook here. (pdf = 10.5 MB)

Geology Resources

Typical Drawings for Fill Slopes

Additional Resources

Livestock & Horses