Formed in 2014, the Tehama Conservation Fund (TCF) is the non-profit organization associated with the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County (RCDTC). The two organizations share the same board of directors and work together to promote conservation in Tehama County.

The Tehama Conservation Fund recognizes that private landowners serve as important stewards of natural resources and that there is a need to:
• Enhance the conservation ethic on private lands; and
• Ensure both wild and working lands uphold their conservation values

Board Members:

Walt Williams, President

Ryan Sale, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Anne Read, Secretary

TCF is a Non Profit Organization of the RCDTC

Programs Report
August 2017
Carbon Farm Plan:
Grant Dates: February 2017 – October 2017
The TCF was awarded $12,000 from Patagonia to implement Carbon on the Range, a Carbon
Farm Plan for a Tehama County rancher. A rancher recruiting campaign, rancher selection
criteria, and a selection committee were developed. The Selection Committee members
comprised of the NRCS, Point Blue Conservation Science, and the RCDTC, chose one rancher that
was the best fit for the program, Martin Spannaus.
We accepted Carbon Farm Plan applications from agricultural producers from May 9th – June 5th
and received 8 applications for the program.
Pollinator Habitat
Friday, June 30, 2017 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The TCF presented a two part Milkweed/Monarch/Migration lesson to the Antelope SERRF
program on June 30th and July 6th. The lesson plans were developed with insight from Debbie
Chakarun, a local ecology education volunteer. The students participated in interactive
PowerPoint presentations, artwork, games, and planting nearly 20 milkweed plugs in their
school garden.
Wild & Scenic® Film Festival (WSFF)
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Saturday, November 11, 2017
As a third year host, the TCF is bringing the event to Red Bluff for a fourth consecutive year to
build upon the inaugural 2014 On-Tour event hosted by the Sacramento River Discovery Center
and TCF affiliate, the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County (RCDTC).
The WSFF offers a platform to strengthen partnerships and engage people from outside our
current partnerships for an evening of passive, non-confrontational education. We hope that
our audience will be inspired by the stunning cinematography, compelling stories, and different
perspectives presented through film to reconsider their own beliefs and behavior as well as
plans to meet current challenges and those of the future.



2 Sutter St. Suite D
Red Bluff, CA 96080



Email: tcf@tehamacountyrcd.org

Phone Number:



Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5pm

Closed: Saturday-Sunday

& Federal Holidays