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

The Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is a non-regulatory, public agency providing conservation leadership for voluntary stewardship of natural resources on public and private lands. We work with communities to protect and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands.

MCRCD’s Blue Meadow Farm water storage and summer forbearance project was a featured project in the Department of Water Resources celebration for the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) 20th Anniversary.

The project was funded by Prop 84 funding, with support from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and California Wildlife Conservation Board. Additional support for the project came from The Nature Conservancy and Trout Unlimited who are partners with MCRCD’s Navarro Flow Enhancement Partnership.

Click here for more information about this project.


The Latest

Spring 2024 Newsletter

Our Spring 2024 Newsletter is here! We are thankful for all the wonderful partners we get to work with and the beautiful wild & working landscapes we have the opportunity to care for here in Mendocino County!

Cannabis Watershed BMP Guide

This guide is designed to help rural farmers take an active stewardship role in caring for their land and water resources, with an emphasis on cannabis cultivation.

Rural Roads Handbook

A guide for planning, designing, constructing, reconstructing, upgrading,
maintaining and closing wildland roads.

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Rare Plant Field Guide

This field guide provides guidance for Registered Professional Foresters faced with discovery, identification, and protection of rare or endangered plants.


“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.”
—Mendocino County landowner

Our Values

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.

Nuestros Valores

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 (BIPOC) y sus aliados.