A legal subdivision of the State of California

RCD History

Resource Conservation District (RCD)History:

Upper San Luis Rey RCD was organized in 1942.  We encompass over 400 miles East of I-15 including Pauma Valley, Palomar Mountain and Warner Springs and several Indian Reservations.  Within the District there is Palomar Observatory and the most extensive development of gem mines in California.  They include tourmaline, kunzite, garnets, beryl and aquamarine and many other semi-precious stones.  A well stocked Lake Henshaw attracts fisherman from all over.  These beautiful areas in the region are predominantly citrus, avocados, nursery crop and golf courses.

When the Soil Conservation District was first formed, it provided the use of heavy equipment and skilled operators at actual cost to the land owners who benefited by the developments.  Over the years The RCD has gone thru many changes.  We work with other RCD’s to provide Watershed Presentations to elementary & high school levels.  We belong to the California Special District Association Scholarship Program and offer a annual sponsorship to the Range and Natural Resource Camp in Half Moon Bay.  The RCD is currently involved with the County of San Diego and Department of Planning and Land Use with conservation easements for wildlife habitats.

The Upper San Luis Rey RCD has a five-member board that is appointed by the Board of Supervisors.  The district board meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Please call our office for location.

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 921

Pauma Valley, CA  92062

You can reach us by phone at (760) 742-3704.