Mendocino County
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Mendocino County

Our History

Mendocino County has a rich and varied past, and the people here feel a strong connection to their history. For thousands of years Pomo, Yuki and other Native American tribes were nurtured by the natural resources of the forests, mountains, rivers and ocean.

In the 1800s, explorers and settlers began to arrive from Russia, China and Europe. Inland, the valleys hosted the northernmost Mexican ranchos. After the gold rush of 49, many would-be miners also established ranches inland. Today, cowboys celebrate their way of life at California’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo in Willits every Fourth of July.

Lumberjacks came from New England and timber drove the County’s economy for many years. The fishing industry grew and still plays a vital part in Mendocino County life.

Italians and Greeks moved north from San Francisco and found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes, fruit and olives. Our County still benefits from their bounty and organic grape growing and winemaking techniques, make Mendocino County America’s Greenest Wine Region TM.

Artifacts of our Native American, timber, fishing, agricultural, and cultural heritages cab be discovered throughout the County, and are preserved in our many museums.
(Thank You ‘Visit Mendocino County’  http://visitmendocino.com ) for the use of this information.

  • Master Gardeners

    Master Gardeners

  • 4-H Dairy Goats

    4-H Dairy Goats

  • Pacific Ocean

    Pacific Ocean

  • UCCE Mendocino Office Building

    UCCE Mendocino Office Building

  • Mendocino/Lake 4-H Summer Camp 2011

    Mendocino/Lake 4-H Summer Camp 2011

  • Big River and town of Mendocino. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark

    Big River and town of Mendocino. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark

  • Wine Grapes

    Wine Grapes

  • Lake Mendocino 1978. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark. - Alt. 12,200 ft., Lens 35, f 5.6

    Lake Mendocino 1978. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark. - Alt. 12,200 ft., Lens 35, f 5.6

  • Mountain House Road, Hwy 128.

    Mountain House Road, Hwy 128.

  • Redwood Trees. Photo by Will Suckow, California Agriculture Journal, Volume 68 number 1.

    Redwood Trees. Photo by Will Suckow, California Agriculture Journal, Volume 68 number 1.

  • Sanderlings on the Beach. Photo by W.P. Gorenzel, 2008.

    Sanderlings on the Beach. Photo by W.P. Gorenzel, 2008.

  • Welcome to Mendocino County!

    Welcome to Mendocino County!

 
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New White Paper about Bishop pine just released on the Forestry and Wildlands Ecology page!

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Ecological Assessment of Biomass Thinning in Coastal Forests, Now Online!

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Mendocino Ag Newsletter 2013

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Mendocino County Meat Plant Study

Addendum to August 2013 Feasibility Study for Mendocino County Meat Plant

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2014 Master Gardener Class starts Jan 16th, 2014
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Mendocino County
UCCE-Mendocino County
890 N. Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 463-4495
Fax: (707) 463-4477
e-mail: cemendocino@ucanr.edu

Director:
Greg Giusti

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