• 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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  • Week #12 Spring Turkeys

    These toms are casually foraging while trying to advertise their attractiveness and fitness to the hen up ahead of them.

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  • The Buttercups: Early Spring Wildflowers

    April 8, 2024 It is a beautiful spring day, and I am walking along Berry Creek in the central grassland fields of the Mitigation Lands. The grass has grown a foot since the last time I was out here. The buttercup wildflowers are beginning to show their bright, shiny yellow petals throughout the pastures.  There…

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  • 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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  • NOW HIRING! Water Resources Project Manager

    The MCRCD is hiring a full-time Water Resources Project Manager (PM) to manage a variety of water-related environmental infrastructure projects throughout Mendocino County. The PM will work closely with the Agency’s Assistant Executive Director and Fisheries Biologist to manage projects to restore fisheries habitat, support sustainable groundwater efforts, support stormwater pollution strategies such as road…

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  • Spring Has Sprung

    March 20, 2024 Spring came this week, for sure. The wildflowers have started blooming everywhere, the early morning is beginning to fill with bird song, and the days are warmer and longer. The birds are the most obvious signs of spring on the Mitigation Lands. Their songs fill our wildlife videos where there were not…

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  • Week #11 The Northern Flicker

    Northern Flickers have a long barbed tongue that extends two inches beyond the tip of their beak. This flicker is probing the moss looking for tasty insects to eat. A Pileated Woodpecker also makes an appearance!

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  • Week #10 Curious Coyotes

    Coyotes travel up to 3 – 10 miles every day and are most often active at dusk and dawn.

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