The IERCD is a public agency, headquartered in the City of Redlands and focusing on open space preservation, wildland rehabilitation, and education and outreach to residents within 1,300 square miles of northwestern Riverside and southwestern San Bernardino counties. Governed by a seven-member board of directors who are appointed by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, IERCD staff members work to carry out the District's mission, both through IERCD-focused projects and through collaboration with a variety of public and private partners.
The purpose of the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District is to promote the understanding that the quality of the environment determines the quality of life. In cooperation with landowners, local, state and federal agencies, the agricultural community, environmental and community groups, we will promote good stewardship of our soil, water and other natural resources. We will provide strong education programs that will encourage today’s youth to accept the responsibility of conserving our natural resources for tomorrow’s generations.
PROJECTS WE PURSUE WITH PASSION
K-12 Environmental EducationIERCD offers a variety of free environmental education programs to schools and community groups within the District's service area. Click on the link below for more information
Restoration of San Timoteo CanyonIERCD and its partners are working to protect and restore important riparian ecosystems in San Timoteo Canyon, a river valley canyon northeast of The Badlands in Redlands. This area is important for the recovery of the endangered Least Bells Vireo. Click on the link below for more information.
SLEWS Environmental StewardshipThe Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) Program engages California high school students and teachers in meaningful environmental stewardship that allows students to practice scientific skills, learn from natural resource professionals, and expand on classroom concepts, while accomplishing real habitat restoration projects on farms, ranches and open spaces. Click on the link below to learn more about our SLEWS program.
North Etiwanda Preserve Field TripsIERCD offers free field trips for student groups to visit North Etiwanda Preserve (NEP) in Rancho Cucamonga. These trips include an educator-led nature walk, pre-hike activities to learn about the site and its native plants, geology and history, and free busing. Click on the link below for more information.
Protection of Critical Open SpaceIERCD conserves important and unique habitats within the District's boundaries, including the Pebble Plains habitat in Big Bear. Click on the link below to learn more.
Trout in the ClassroomThrough a classroom experience of hatching fish eggs and coordinated activities, students experience first-hand the value of aquatic environments, the balance that must be met to maintain and preserve California's fisheries and aquatic habitats, and how their personal actions affect these valuable resources. Click the link below to learn more.
Partnerships in ConservationIERCD partners with a variety of organizations to improve the health of important habitats in its District. Click on the link below for more information.
Wildland RehabilitationPart of IERCD's work is to rehabilitate and enhance important habitats in the District's boundaries. Click on the link below for more information.
25864-K Business Center Drive, Redlands, CA 92374
| Tel: 909-799-7407
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