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Dry Creek Conservancy

Dry Creek Conservancy (DCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized in 1996 to facilitate watershed conservation, restoration, and education in the watersheds of Dry Creek, Pleasant Grove Creek, Auburn Ravine Creek, Coon Creek and surrounding areas in Placer, Sutter, and Sacramento counties.

DCC is a first choice of local government when they need a nonprofit partner for resource projects and resource outreach and is a valued partner in all stakeholder processes. DCC focuses it activities in four areas: restoration, monitoring, education and collaboration.


Restoration projects have focused on instream and riparian habitat improvement. Projects are grant funded with local contributions, and developed with local government partners. Projects include fish passage improvement, streambank stabilization, and native plantings. Planting projects in watershed communities are maintained by volunteer events in the spring and fall.


DCC has taken the lead in gathering data for issues such as water quality, spawning population, stormwater discharge and others. At the peak our program included bmi, first flush and periodic instream and lab sampling, instream loggers providing continuous reading of six parameters at two sites and temp at four others, and an auto sampler, as well as salmon spawning surveys.


Activities have included technical workshops, community workshops, interpretive walks, annual creek week and fall festival activities, four Low Impact Development conferences, school presentations, and collaborative programs for schools such as adopt a watershed.  In July 2017 DCC received a grant from the City of Roseville to develop and implement a California Naturalist Training course for community residents.  The course will run September 5th through October 24th 2018.

Registration is open now and seats are limited!

Click here for registration information here for Course Flier DCC 2018 Fall

Contact Christine Flowers (christine at or Gregg Bates (dcc at for more information.


DCC facilitates outcomes that protect creeks and provide for mutual benefit and interests. American Basin Council of Watersheds (ABCW) is fortunate to be a stakeholder group that was formed to maximize the benefits from collaboration rather than to avoid or resolve conflict. DCC and ABCW have a history of collaboration and cooperation with numerous local governments, state and federal agencies, special districts, nonprofits and other organizations. ABCW has met monthly since 1996 for information sharing, networking and developing collaborative projects. Funding of over 6 million has been provided by grants, contributions from members, and Dry Creek Conservancy.


DCC is the fiscal agent and a founding member of the VFWC along with Sacramento Area Creeks Council and Laguna Creek Watershed Council.