About The RVCD

Our Mission

The Ruby Valley Conservation District has been “Protecting the land and preserving our heritage” since 1939. Specifically, our project work is centered around the health and restoration of the Ruby Watershed, both by assisting impaired streams and by reducing invasive weeds in the watershed. We also aim to educate and engage with our local communities about the importance of conservation.

Apply for 310 Permit

310 Permitting

The purpose of the 310 law is to keep rivers and streams in as natural or existing condition as possible, to minimize sedimentation and to recognize beneficial uses. Any individual or corporation proposing construction in a perennial stream must apply for a 310 permit through the conservation district.

Our Work & Volunteer Sign-Up

Our Work

The RVCD works to improve river and landscape health by working with landowners and federal, state, and non-profit partners. We also engage people of all ages through educational activities to help them understand the value of conservation. Click below to learn more about our projects and sign up to be notified about future volunteer opportunities.

RVCD Earth Week 2024 – Day 5: Eat Local

We’ve made it to the last day of Earth Week – today’s topic is eating locally! Have you ever tried sourcing some of the food you consume from local producers? The majority of the U.S. has lost the connection between the food they eat and where it came from. They might not second guess what […]

RVCD Earth Week 2024 – Day 4: Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer opportunity at Ruby Habitat Foundation’s Hill House and Orchard! Join RVCD at Ruby Habitat Foundation for a half-day of service and learning! We will be wire-wrapping their young orchard trees to help them grow and be resilient! Dave Delisi, Outreach Coordinator for RHF, will tell us about the orchard’s history, and we can count […]