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Redwood Region Greenhouse Gas Calculator and Forest Diagnostic Toolkit

Questions often arise among forest landowners and resource professionals regarding management options for the forested landscapes they own or manage. With the very real presence of drought, rising temperatures, and extended fire season, more tools are needed to assist in the evaluation of management interventions give the increasing threat of wildfire. The development of the…

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Invasive Mussel Prevention

MCRCD works with the Mendocino County Water Agency to prevent infestation of quagga and zebra mussels in Mill Creek Ponds. Under a grant from California State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways and in conjunction with California Department of Fish and Wildlife, MCRCD conducts monthly monitoring for quagga and zebra mussels at Mill Creek Ponds.…

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Featured Projects

Dutch Charlie Creek Riparian Fuel Reduction Project Through a larger Eel River sediment reduction grant, MCRCD is implementing a 1 stream-mile riparian fuel reduction project along Dutch Charlie creek, part of the South Fork Eel watershed. Fuel reduction projects in riparian areas are rare; however, the increasing prevalence of wildfire on the landscape and their…

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Biomass Utilization

The October 2017 Redwood Complex Fire burned more than 36,000 acres in Mendocino County. MCRCD is working with landowners whose forest experienced high severity wildfire effects to replant native conifers in appropriate sites. This project will help accelerate the re-establishment of a conifer forest and help prevent stand type conversion to brush or hardwood stands.…

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Climate Beneficial Agriculture

Resource Conservation Districts around the state, including MCRCD, are working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS), University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), the Carbon Cycle Institute, and other agencies and organizations to engage agricultural operators in becoming ecosystem stewards to provide on-farm ecological benefits, improve agricultural productivity, enhance agroecosystem resilience, and mitigate…

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CDFA Climate Smart Agriculture

The CDFA Climate Smart Agriculture Programs are currently not accepting applications. Applications for the 2022 – 2023 rounds of CDFA State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEE) and Healthy Soils Program (HSP) are expected to open in the fall of 2022. Any updates will be posted to this page as they become available. Sign up…

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Forestry Technical Assistance & Cost-share Incentives Programs

MCRCD provides forestry technical assistance through the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Ukiah Field Office. The goal of the Forestry Technical Assistance Program is to help non-industrial private landowners and residents make sound decisions about how to care for their forested land based on the ecology of the site and their personal objectives. MCRCD’s Registered…

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