Outreach & Education – The MCRCD designs many of our projects to include an outreach and education component for adults and children alike. Through workshops, volunteer work days, tours, and published materials, we assist in educating our current and future landowners in conservation practices.
Planning & Assessment – MCRCD perfoms multiple levels of planning, from large scale integrated watershed management plans, to watershed assessments, to roads and stream assessments for individual landowners. MCRCD assessments are used as the foundation documents to secure grant funding for project implementation.
Biological Surveys & Services – MCRCD staff conducts snorkel surveys and fish relocation, riparian design, insectary hedgerow design, and biological surveys including threatened or endangered raptors and the California red legged frog.
Project Management – MCRCD staff manages projects from start to finish. MCRCD assists landowners with project development and securing funding, through permitting and implementation. We hire only licensed contractors and ensure every project meets regulatory approval.
Groundwater Elevation Monitoring
The MCRCD has been the CASGEM groundwater elevation monitor for the County of Mendocino since 2014. Currently, groundwater monitoring occurs only in the Ukiah Valley basin, assessed as a medium priority basin by the California Department of Water Resources. To date, there are 39 wells being monitored twice yearly.
Aquatic Species Monitoring
MCRCD’s Fisheries Biologist, Joe Scriven, has performed monitoring and training projects with some local Native American tribes in the county to document salmonid spawning and rearing abundance and habitat use. In addition, monitoring and assessment efforts for California red-legged frog and foothill yellow-legged frog have been completed, which have been associated with various watershed restoration projects.
Information coming soon.
Information coming soon.
Forest Management Plans: MCRCD staff Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs) will work with landowners to develop Forest Management Plans consistent with the California Cooperative Forest Management Plan template approved by NRCS, US Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and the American Tree Farm System. Forest Management Plans are long-term documents that are written in collaboration with landowners and helps organize and guide land management decisions. Forest Management Plans document landowner’s goals and objectives, outline the current conditions and capabilities of property resources, and identify potential resource improvement projects.
MCRCD’s Fisheries Biologist and Russian River Program Manager are available to perform interior water audits and training to Tribes, businesses and government agencies throughout Mendocino County. Audits include assessment of indoor and some outdoor water usage, site-specific recommendations for water conservation and hardware upgrades, and an analysis of water usage over time.
Invasive Species Mapping and Monitoring
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MCRCD staff can come assess your project area and make recommendations of native plants that will grow well under those specific conditions. Besides assessing, MCRCD staff can design and implement native plant revegetation projects and conduct ongoing monitoring to meet any agency requirements as a fee for service.