Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To provide leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and environment.
As an agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is in the business of helping people conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources and environment. NRCS is the lead federal agency for conservation on private lands. NRCS provides conservation technical assistance through local conservation districts and Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils to individuals, communities, watershed groups, tribal governments, federal, state and local agencies, and others. Our staff is committed to helping people make wise decisions about natural resources. A proactive outreach program ensures that our services reach urban as well as rural communities and every segment of society. The NRCS Earth Team Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for anyone 14 years of age or older to play an important role in preventing wind and water erosion, conserving and cleaning up water, enhancing wildlife habitat, reducing flooding or helping citizens of all ages learn about the environment and conservation through exciting educational activities.