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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.




Mendocino County RCD Stands Against Racism

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.
As an institution, we recognize that environmental stewardship and anti-racism must go hand in hand if we are to have a sustainable future. Thriving landscapes and strong economies require the full participation of all members of our society. MCRCD commits as an organization to looking inward to address ways we can better serve our community and fulfill our mission, which involves listening to the needs, knowledge, and ideas of BIPOC communities. 

El RCD del Condado de Mendocino Se Opone al Racismo

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.

Como institución, conocemos que la administración ambiental y el antirracismo deben ir de mano en mano si queremos tener un futuro sostenible. Los paisajes prósperos y las economías fuertes requieren la plena participación de todos los miembros de nuestra sociedad.  MCRCD se compromete como organización a mirar hacia adentro para abordar las formas en que podemos mejor servir a nuestra comunidad y cumplir nuestra misión, lo que implica escuchar las necesidades, el conocimiento y las ideas de las comunidades BIPOC.


Second Round of Hazardous Tree Removal Eligibility Now Open. See here for details.


Based on the Watershed Best Management Practices for Cannabis Growers and Other Rural Gardeners guide, this video features gorgeous footage of a biodiverse farm and outlines good farm stewardship. You can find the video at https://vimeo.com/376043408.

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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.