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Our Mission

The mission of the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District is to conserve, protect and restore wild and working landscapes to enhance the health of the water, soil, and forests in Mendocino County.




In Memoriam: Tom Schott


It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Mendocino County’s legendary forester, Thomas E. Schott, on July 4, 2020 at his home in Willits. Tom championed the MCRCD, as an employee, head of the organization, and as a partner during his leadership at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). He received awards from the EPA and USDA for his watershed restoration work and was well known and loved by landowners throughout Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties.To learn more about this unique and beloved conservationist, click here.

Mendocino County RCD Stands Against Racism El RCD del Condado de Mendocino Se Opone al Racismo

The Mendocino County RCD opposes systemic racism and injustice. Racism and inequality are deeply antithetical to our core mission of assisting all people in Mendocino County in caring for our natural resources. Fulfilling that mission involves eliminating barriers to participation, expanding the relevance of our program content to address environmental fairness and justice, and building community partnerships. The Mendocino County RCD stands in solidarity with the Black community, Indigenous peoples, and other People of Color (BIPOC) and allies.
El RCD del condado de Mendocino se opone al racismo e injusticia sistémicos. El racismo y desigualdad son profundamente antitéticos a nuestra misión central de ayudar a todas las personas en el condado de Mendocino a cuidar nuestros recursos naturales. Cumplir esa misión implica eliminar las barreras a la participación, expandir la relevancia del contenido de nuestro programa para abordar la equidad y justicia ambiental, y construir alianzas comunitarias. El RCD del condado de Mendocino se solidariza con la Comunidad Negra, los Pueblos Indígenas y Otras Personas de Color (BOPIC) y sus aliados.


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Landowner Testimonial

“We were impressed with your professionalism that began immediately with your on-time arrival. Your combined knowledge and exceptional technical expertise put us at ease. Thank you for the patience you afforded us as you inspected the property, explaining to us the many things we can expect, obstacles that could arise, and problems that often occur. We look forward to continuing to work with you over the coming months to achieve our shared ambition: fire safety, for ourselves and our community.”

What we do

The RCD works with communities to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands.

We provide technical assistance, educational programs, monitoring and assessment services, and grant funding to help land managers meet their conservation goals.