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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

Clebson Gomes Goncalves, PhD - New Diversified Agriculutre Advisor - Mendocino & Lake Counties

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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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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

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

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