Bay Area + Central Coast TA Providers

The following contact information is for organizations and institutions that provide technical assistance (TA) in the Bay Area and Central Coast region. CDFA also tracks contact information for technical assistance providers for the Healthy Soils Program and Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) on their website here.

This list contains contact information for technical assistance providers across the whole state. Many organizations provide assistance in multiple counties and regions, while some are only able to assist those in their own counties. Resource Conservation Districts (RCD) boundaries often span across county lines. Find out more about RCD district boundaries here.

Bay Area + Central Coast: Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Ventura Counties

Organization County(ies) serving: Languages offered besides English Phone contact: Main contact Contact Email Program
Alameda County Resource Conservation District Alameda (925) 453-3857 Anandi Gandhi HSP
Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District Southern San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay-Santa Barbara County line (RCD boundaries) (805) 772-4391 Hallie Richard HSP
Contra Costa Resource Conservation District Contra Costa  (925) 672-4577 x 4145 Ben Weise HSP
Resource Conservation District of Monterey County Monterey County, Santa Cruz, San Benito 831-975-7749 Laura Murphy HSP
Resource Conservation District of Monterey County Monterey County, Santa Cruz, San Benito 831-975-7751 Natalie Solares HSP
Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz, Northern Monterey (RCD boundaries) Spanish (831) 464-2950 x11 Sacha Lozano HSP
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo 650-712-7765 x105 Adria Arko HSP
UCCE Climate Smart Ag team specialist: Valerie Perez Santa Cruz (831) 763-8028 Valerie Perez HSP & AMMP
Upper Salinas – Las Tablas Resource Conservation District Northern San Luis Obispo (RCD boundaries) 805-536-3175 Andy Johnson HSP
Ventura County Resource Conservation District Ventura (805) 764-5132 Jamie Whiteford HSP
Cachuma Resource Conservation District Santa Barbara, parts of SLO & Kern (see RCD boundaries) (805) 868-4013 Anna Olsen HSP
Earth First Living Santa Barbara, Central Valley (805) 687-1199 Margaret Carswell HSP
Community Alliance with Family Farmers Yolo, Solano, Colusa, Sacramento, Monterey, Santa Cruz (530) 756-8518 Emily Buerer HSP
Wild Farm Alliance Statewide (828) 406-9484 Shelly Connor HSP
Point Reyes Bird Observatory – Point Blue Conservation Science Statewide 530-534-0112 Carrie Wendt HSP
California Dairy Campaign State-wide 209-604-7444 Kathy Wilkins AMMP
Ecological Farming Association State-wide 831-359-5867 Liz Milazzo HSP
Ecological Farming Association State-wide Ellen Farmer HSP
National Center for Appropriate Technology State-wide Spanish, Thai, Lao 530-792-7338 Rex Dufour HSP
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