Sonoma Resource Conservation District

Plans

LandSmart Plans® assist landowners and land managers in identifying and prioritizing management practices according to their individual needs, goals and timelines. The planning process balances the landowner's management goals with practices that preserve and enhance natural resources, delivering a plan that is both informative and actionable.

Depending on the characteristics of the property and the landowner's goals and interests, plans may include management practices that address:

  • Erosion control on roads, streambanks and gullies
  • Water conservation and alternative water supply
  • Soil health improvement for productivity and carbon sequestration
  • Manure and pasture management
  • Enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat
  • Agrichemical management
LandSmart Plans are a great way to help comply with regulatory requirements (such as Waste Discharge Requirements or Conditional Waivers), enhance sustainability efforts, and plan for the future of your property. The developed plan and associated maps generated from the process are managed by the landowner and kept on the property. The RCD can also offer assistance with LandSmart On-the-Ground projects identified in plans. For more information on our regional LandSmart efforts or to download a plan template visit landsmart.org.

 

"The RCD's sensitivity to the many challenges we face with our property is greatly appreciated! The maps and planning tools will prove invaluable to our family and for future generations." –Jack Rasmason, Cattle Rancher

 

 

 

To contact RCD staff with assistance in Sonoma County to develop a farm or ranch plan see below:

Equine/Confined Animal Facilities and Rangeland Planning:
Kari Wester, Project Manager at kwester@sonomarcd.org or 707.569.1448 ext 101.

Vineyard planning:
Anya Starovoytov, Resource Planner at astarovoytov@sonomarcd.org or 707.569.1448 ext 109.

LandSmart.org