• Now hiring: Forestry Project Manager

    BACKGROUND The Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (RCD) seeks a Forestry Program Manager to promote sustainable forestry and land stewardship through active management for both climate change and fire resiliency on public and private lands. Through a combination of technical assistance, outreach, education, and regional partnerships, the Forest Program Manager will: Approximately half of Mendocino…

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  • Hazardous Tree Assessment RFP Q&A

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  • Week #30 Happy Thanksgiving!

    Have a great weekend and enjoy some more Wild Turkey footage!

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  • Turkey Time

    November 18, 2022 The Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, makes up a large portion of the fauna in Little Lake Valley. It is a resident found year-round, sometimes congregating together in flocks of over fifty birds. A few years ago, I counted over two hundred of them making their way into the north end of the…

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  • Invitation To Bid – Plasma Access Road Improvement Project

    Invitation to Bid Dated: November 18, 2022 Bid Deadline: 2:00 P.M. December 9, 2022 Sealed proposals will be received by the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District, State of California, until the hour of 2:00 pm, Friday December 9th. At that time, bids submitted prior to the deadline will be publicly opened and read aloud in…

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  • Request for Proposals – Hazardous Tree Assessments

    The Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has received funding from the County of Mendocino to conduct hazardous tree 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 Company in 2021 for damages caused by the fire.…

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  • Week #29 Dances With Coyotes

    The coyote is an extremely intelligent animal with keen senses. Watch these coyotes out on the Willits Mitigation Lands forage for food and mark their territories.

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  • The Crafty Coyote

    October 26, 2022 Coyotes, Canis latrans, are routinely observed in Little Lake Valley. Even if not seen, one can usually at least find their scat and other signs of their presence. It is always a pleasure to see one of these beautiful animals loping past in the distance or intently hunting gophers and voles. Their…

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  • Week #28 More Elk Rut Activity 2022

    Enjoy this additional footage of Tule Elk behavior during this year’s breeding season. Bugling can be heard up close near the camera and also off in the distance! One of the cow elks being monitored by CDFW can also be seen.

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  • Shades of Autumn

    October 17, 2022 This is the time when the Willits Valley begins getting some beautiful fall colors. The orange of the oaks, yellow of the ash and maples, and the red of the poison oak are all being prominently displayed. This year has been different from last year as we have not had any near-freezing…

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  • The Secretive Virginia Rail

    September 28, 2022 When checking on one of the video cameras that I had placed in Davis Creek, I approached quietly to observe if anything was present at the small water hole. Something moving in the woody debris caught my eye and I saw it was a Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola. It is such a…

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  • Public Tour of Little Lake Valley Mitigation Land October 29

    Join us for a fall walk in the Little Lake Valley to look for Tule Elk and other wildlife. RSVP required at marisela@mcrcd.org. We will meet at 9am at the Willits MCRCD office located at 998 East Commercial Street, Willits

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