• Vineyard Soil Health Workshop – Register Now!

    Join MCRCD, Anderson Valley Winegrowers, Mendocino Winegrowers, and NRCS on May 1st, from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM to learn about soil health and Carbon Beneficial Agricultural Practices. Presentations will include conversations on cover cropping and no-till in vineyard systems, rainfall simulator and infiltration demonstration, carbon farm planning, and other climate-beneficial farming practices. The workshop…

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  • Building Climate Resiliency in the Navarro Watershed Spring 2024 Community Meeting – Register Now!

    Join us for a Community Meeting at the Anderson Valley Grange on Saturday November 11th 8:30-12:30 where we will explore ways to weave climate ambitions into the Navarro River watershed. We encourage landowners, vineyard owners/managers, ranchers, and invested community members to attend for inspiration and insights as to into how we can all participate in building climate resiliency in the watershed. You will expand your understanding of how the rich natural resources in the Navarro watershed provide opportunities for climate beneficial strategies that help store more carbon, reduce catastrophic wildfire, and contribute to healthier forests, range and agricultural lands, and developed areas as well. Presentations and topics covered: Restoring the watershed by increasing our understanding of Historical Ecology; Greenhouse Gas Accounting; Community based Stewardship Actions; and Ways to get involved. Presented By: Mendocino County Resource Conservation District in partnership with Dogwood Springs Forestry, San Francisco Estuary Institute, Anderson Valley Land Trust, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association and Anderson Valley Fire Department. Funding has generously been provided by the Environmental Defense Fund. For More Information Go To: https://mcrcd.org/project/building-climate-resilience-in-the-navarro-river-watershed

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  • NOW HIRING! Entry Level Forestry Project Manager

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  • 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! https://conta.cc/3V6aJLW

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  • 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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  • Week #15 Lone Tule Elk in Field

    This relaxing video features a lone Tule Elk resting and grazing on the Bypass Mitigation Lands.

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  • A Neotropical Migrant

    May 1st, 2024 It is a gorgeous spring day. The weather is breezy but sunny, so it is that great combination of warmth and coolness that I love. Out on the mitigation project along Davis Creek, the many songs tell me that more of our neotropical migrants are back. One of the outstanding migrants that…

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  • Nature Journaling on the Mitigation Lands May 18th

    Join Laura Corbin art teacher and Nature Journalist and Marisela de Santa Anna, Project Interpreter and Wildlife Biologist for the MCRCD Willits Bypass Mitigation Lands (and art enthusiast), for a morning of drawing Purple Camas, Buttercups, Blue-eyed grass, and whatever else you see out on the north end of the Willits Mitigation Lands. Bring a…

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  • MCRCD: Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for CEQA for the Highway 101 Fuel Reduction Project

    Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for CEQA Click Here to Open the Initial Study Report

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  • Late April Flowers, Pollinators, and Other Insects

    April 24th, 2024 What a wonderful time of the year! Each day brings new surprises. New flowers show their faces, and with them come different pollinators. More and more butterflies flutter around in the meadows of wildflowers. Yesterday, I saw my first monarch flying by. This is an early sighting, but it has been warm…

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  • Week #14 Spring Velvet Buck

    This black-tailed buck has begun to regrow a new set of antlers for the year!

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  • County Museum Volunteer Wildflower Mitigation Project Lands Tour April 24th

    This is a tour for the volunteers of the Mendocino County Museum in conjunction with the Carl Purdy Botanical Exhibit.

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  • April 28th Trillium Nature Walk On Mitigation Project Lands

    Contact person: Marisela de Santa Anna- Marisela@mcrcd.org 707-841-7172

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  • The Common Merganser

    April 15th, 2024 The spring weather was perfect for being out and observing this week. The water in Willits Valley is drying up in the grasslands and flowing nicely through the creek beds. There is still some inundation left on the north end of the Mitigation Lands. I must use knee-high rubber boots to walk…

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  • Week #13 Ducks in the Valley

    A male Common Merganser and pairs of Mallards and Wood Ducks swim and forage in Outlet Creek.

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