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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 can 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.

Current News

North Bay Forest Improvement Program

A new forest management cost-share program

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Mediterranean Oak Borer Pest Alert

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Understanding the relationship between Fire and Dead Trees - A Literature Review

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White Paper about Bishop pine 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 County Meat Plant Study

Addendum to August 2013 Feasibility Study for Mendocino County Meat Plant

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Grapevine Red Blotch Disease
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Equine Herpesvirus Brochure
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Meat Industry Capacity and Feasibility Study of the North Coast Region of California is also available under the Livestock & Natural Resource Management Program page.

U.S. Food Market Estimator
The U.S. Food Market Estimator is designed to help users determine the potential demand, by county in the United States, for more than 200 different food items.

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Executive Council Meeting 12/8/2021
County Council Meeting 1/8/2022
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Vertebrate Pest Management Advisor (Napa) AP#21-41
County Locations: Lake County, Napa County, Solano County
Posted on November 15, 2021
Closing on January 21, 2022

Diversified Agricultural Systems Area Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) AP 21-17
County Locations: Lake County, Mendocino County
Posted on August 18, 2021
Closing on October 12, 2021

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