MCRCD News

Building Climate Resiliency in the Navarro Watershed Spring 2024 Community Meeting

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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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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Northern Mendocino County Forest Health Collaborative Project – Phase 1B Request for Proposal (RFP)

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 3:00 P.M. December 5, 2023 As part of the Northern Mendocino Forest Health Collaborative Program, the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is accepting proposals for a contract, or contracts, to perform forest health, wildfire fuels reduction, and other treatments as part of Phase 1B in an area divided into three (3) treatment…

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Willits Mitigation Lands Nature Walk on Friday November 17th at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. RSVP Marisela@mcrcd.org

Enjoy a day of moss hunting and birding on the Willits Bypass Mitigation Lands. We hope to see some migratory birds and possibly some Tule Elk herds! Please wear appropriate shoes for walking and if significant rain has fallen rain shoes/rubber boots might be needed. Bring snacks, lunch, and water. RSVP: text or email Marisela@mcrcd.org…

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2023 Ukiah Valley Russian River Cleanup

Please join us for the 2023 Ukiah Valley Russian River Cleanup on September 23! From streets to creeks, you can make a difference! Gather your friends and family and help keep trash out of the river and ocean. We will gather at Low Gap Park at 8:30 AM and conclude at noon. Bring a water…

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MCRCD and Local Winegrowers Highlighted in Climate Resilience Article

During the Anderson Valley Winegrowers’ media week and tour in March 2023, MCRCD’s Linda MacElwee helped lead the Ecological Farming track and met with Kathleen Wilcox to visit two no-till farms and discuss the importance of climate-beneficial agricultural practices. Kathleen is an independent journalist who focuses on on food, spirits, travel and culture, for a…

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Pond and Creek Restoration Field Days for Landowners

The UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) and Sonoma State University Galbreath Wildlands Preserve have teamed up to offer a two-part series sharing effective approaches to preserve and enhance the creeks and ponds vital for local ecosystems. These events will include the role of maintaining stream flow, woody debris, restoring riparian vegetation and invasive…

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Soil Health & Carbon Beneficial Practices Workshop

Join MCRCD, Anderson Valley Winegrowers, Mendocino Winegrowers, and NRCS on May 2nd, from 9 – 11:30 a.m. to learn about soil health and Carbon Beneficial Practices. Presentations will include conversation on cover cropping and no-till in vineyard systems, rainfall simulator and infiltration demonstration, carbon farm planning, and other climate-beneficial farming practices.. Workshop will be held…

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