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.
Storm-proofing Forest, Ranch and Rural Roads
This video highlights best practices for rural road construction and maintenance. Its production was made possible by a grant from the California State Water Resources Control Board. Special thanks to Pacific Watershed Associates.
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.
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
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.