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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

Dr. Laura E. Garza Diaz - New Area Water Quality, Quantity , and Climate Change Advisor - Mendocino & Lake County
UCANR Laura E. Garza Diaz

Clebson Gomes Goncalves, PhD - Diversified Agriculutre Advisor - Mendocino & Lake Counties
Clebson Gomes Goncalves, PhD
- North Bay Forest Improvement Program A new forest management   cost-share program
- Mediterranean Oak Borer Pest Alert
- Understanding the relationship between Fire and Dead Trees - A Literature Review
- White Paper about Bishop pine on the Forestry and Wildlands Ecology page!
- Ecological Assessment of Biomass Thinning in Coastal Forests, Now Online!
- Mendocino County Meat Plant Study
- Addendum to August 2013 Feasibility Study for Mendocino County Meat Plant
- Grapevine Red Blotch Disease
- Equine Herpesvirus Brochure
- 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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Pear Branch Canker and Dieback Field Day 8/5/2024
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  • Reminder to complete our mailing list and interest survey

    Attention Mendocino & Lake Ranchers, Farmers, Forest Land Owners: Attached is a flier about our survey that some of you may have received. It is very important that you take the time to fill out the survey as it helps us help you. It also help...


    By John M Harper
    Author - Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor - Emeritus

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Business System Analyst – Davis, CA, Job ID 71028 NEW
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 18, 2024

Business Manager – Davis, CA, Job ID 70891
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 11, 2024

Indigenous Disaster Resilience Planning and Policy Area Advisor ( Applied Research and Extension ) AP# 22-25
County Locations: Plumas County, Sierra County, Tuolumne County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 9, 2024
Closing on September 16, 2024

Forestry and Natural Resources Area Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) AP# 24-08
County Locations: Lassen County, Plumas County, Sierra County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on July 3, 2024
Closing on August 26, 2024

Publications & Production Supervisor 1 – Davis, CA, Job ID 70196
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 11, 2024

HR Executive Director – Davis, CA, Job ID 70182
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 11, 2024

Research Administrator 3 – Davis, CA, Job ID 56869
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 7, 2024

Editor – Davis, CA, Job ID 70043
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 7, 2024

Proposal Development Coordinator – Davis, CA, Job ID 56607
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on June 6, 2024

Enterprise Risk Management Analyst 4 – Davis, CA, Job ID 69757
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on May 31, 2024

Capital Projects Account Analyst (Financial Analyst 3/4) – Davis, CA, Job ID 69680
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on May 29, 2024

Enterprise Resource Planning Trainer 3 – Davis, CA, Job ID 69367
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on May 22, 2024

Financial Services Analyst 4 – Davis, CA, Job ID 69390
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on May 22, 2024

Project Scientist with California Institute for Water Resources (Project Scientist, Assistant-Associate Rank-Represented) 24-06
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on May 13, 2024
Closing on June 19, 2024

Regional Operations Coordinator (Community Education Specialist 4) – Flexible Location in Region 1, Job ID 68268 (Internal to ANR employees only)
County Locations: Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Lake County, Marin County, Mendocino County, Napa County, Nevada County, Placer County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Shasta County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Trinity County, Tuolumne County, Yolo County, Yuba County
Posted on May 7, 2024

Financial Services Assistant – Davis, CA, Job ID 68148
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on April 24, 2024

Invasive Pest Educator (Community Education Specialist 3) – Contract – Davis, CA, Job ID 67769
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on April 16, 2024

Contracts and Grants Manager – Davis, CA, Job ID 67516 (INTERNAL TO ANR EMPLOYEES ONLY)
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on April 11, 2024

Beneficial Burning and Tribal Land Stewardship Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) Mendocino and Lake Counties (22-16)
County Locations: Lake County, Mendocino County
Posted on March 26, 2024
Closing on May 20, 2024

Financial Analyst 4 – Davis, CA, Job ID 66322
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on March 15, 2024

Educational Program Designer (Community Education Specialist 3), Contract – Davis, CA, Job ID 66164
County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on March 14, 2024

Associate Director (Facilities Project Mgmt Specialist 4) – Davis, CA, Job ID 65293
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on February 23, 2024

Financial Services Analyst 2 – Davis, CA, Job ID 64421
County Location: Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on February 8, 2024

UC Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program Lead and Education Specialist (Community Education Specialist 3), (Contract) – Davis, CA, Job ID 64454
County Location: Sacramento County
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Posted on February 7, 2024

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