RCU’s mission is to protect the quality of life in El Dorado County by maintaining a balance between preservation of resources, and the efforts of development interests which continue to threaten the rural character of our County.


On October 24, 2017, EL Dorado County supervisors approved changes to General Plan policies that removed protections to our oak woodlands. The most offensive of these changes included the elimination of oak retention requirements, thereby allowing 100% oak removal in favor of future development.

This change in conjunction with the increased development allowed under the 2015 General Plan and zoning changes of the TGPA/ZOU motivated RCU to file legal action to preserve existing oaks. That case will be heard in EDC Superior Court on Sept 16, 2019.