Mendocino County
University of California
Mendocino County

Forest and Fuel Management

Forest Stewardship Information Resources

This document describes information found on a CD developed by UCCE on many aspects of forest management.


Recovering from Wildfire in California
What to do after a wildfire, including damage assessment, erosion prevention, timber salvage, forest protection, regeneration and taxes.


Guidelines for Fuel Break Development

NRCS national standards for fuel break development (383std), very general


Assessing Post-fire Douglas-fir Mortality and Douglas-fir Beetle Attacks in the Northern Rock Mountains--Supplement

Tools for predicting the probability of tree mortality following fire are important components for both pre-fire planning and post-fire management.


Fire Recovery in Oak woodlands

Provides information to landowners about fire in oak woodlands.


Seed Zones

This is a large 6 MB PDF map of California showing Mendocino County has four seed zones.

Seed, Mulch and Erosion Control
Homeowners who have suffered forest damage in the recent fire can get tips for post-fire restoration froom this NRCS website. Vegetation is key to protecting soil during erosive winter rains. In some cases existing seed sources in the soil may be sufficient, while in other situations it will be helpful to select and plant quick-growing species that can hold the soil without becoming invasive in years to come.


Fire Resistant Plant List

Non-native, non-invasive and fire resistant landscaping plants for around homes.


Invasive Plants

Inland Mendocino Cooperative Weed Management Area has surveys and plants of potential harm.

Weed Identification-Red Alert

Weed Free Straw
Preventing weed spread via contaminated hay and straw.

Use of Biochar from the Pyrolysis of waste organic material as a soil amendment

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