Author Archives: MCRCD

Geologic/Engineering Services for a Road Assessment within the Big River Unit of Mendocino Headlands State Park – Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

RFQ DEADLINE: 3:00 P.M. PDT June 14, 2024 The Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is administering Interagency Agreement C23651021 with the California Department of Parks and Recreation (Owner) to complete a comprehensive assessment of unpaved roads within the Mendocino Headlands State Park – Big River Unit.  This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is for a…

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Redwood Valley Fire Complex Hazardous Tree Removal – Phase 4

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 5:00 P.M. January 3, 2024 The Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has received funding from the County of Mendocino to conduct hazardous tree assessment and removal within the footprint of the 2017 Redwood Complex Fire (fire). This funding is part of a one-time settlement the County received from Pacific Gas and Electric…

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Now hiring: Forestry Program Manager (position on hold)

Our Forest Health and Resiliency Program’s mission is to promote sustainable forestry and land stewardship through active management for both climate change and fire resiliency on public and private land. We’re hiring for a senior program manager position responsible for leading the MCRCD Forest Health and Resiliency Program and developing and executing forestry contracts in…

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MCRCD Featured on the Weather Channel

MCRCD’s Assistant Executive Director, Joe Scriven, was interviewed on The Weather Channel’s Weather Underground TV to discuss the California drought and water conservation. You can watch the video on our YouTube channel.

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In Memoriam: Tom Schott

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Mendocino County’s legendary forester, Thomas E. Schott’s passing on July 4, 2020 at his home in Willits. We would like to take a moment to honor the legacy that our friend and colleague leaves behind.   Tom moved to Mendocino County, CA in 1974 and…

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Week #18 Mallard Nest

Week #18 Mallard Nest  This Mallard nest was a delightful find and we have set up one of our cam video recorders on it to capture the hatching of these baby ducks. The incubation period takes from 26 to 30 days and is done by the female only. She will lead the ducklings to water…

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Week #15 “Where the Trillium Grows” poem by Chaz Hound

Week #15 “Where the Trillium Grows” poem by Chaz Hound “I love that spot where the Trillium peeks,Deep in the wood, along side the creek,My favorite place in early spring,Where the Trillium grows, inspiringly Where the Trillium grows, my soul refreshes,Reminiscent of simple pleasures,Uncomplicated, yet so exquisite,She speaks to me on every visit, Demure and…

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Week #14 Turkeys Feeding

Week #14 Turkeys Feeding The turkeys found in California were introduced as a prized trophy hunting bird. As seen in this video they are largely successful. Read this week’s blog to find out more about how they interact with native flora, and the potentially detrimental effect they are having. 

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