community watershed restoration since 1983

Project Coordinator Job Announcement

The Mattole Restoration Council’s Native Ecosystem Restoration Program is seeking a qualified candidate to manage multiple projects including Oak Woodland Restoration, Sudden Oak Death Monitoring and Control, and Invasive Plant Control. The PC will be responsible for managing the Oak Woodland Restoration Program, the Invasive Plant Control Program, monitoring the spread of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) throughout the Mattole and develop SOD projects to mitigate its impact on Mattole forests and fire safety. The PC will also supervise and mentor youth and college students on seasonal field projects.

Job responsibilities

 Work with federal and state agencies and local landowners to develop, design and implement

Oak Woodland Restoration, Invasive Plant Control, and Sudden Oak Death (SOD) Control

Projects throughout the Mattole and adjacent watersheds.

 Work with Program Director to develop grant proposals and final reports

 Assist Program Director with project management tasks on Riparian and Grasslands Restoration Projects

 Update and complete the Oak Woodland, Invasive Plant and SOD planning documents

 Lead staff and volunteers in the field for data collection and manual labor

Required qualifications

 Two years (4000 hrs) of experience managing ecological restoration or forestry projects

 Experience with Northern California oak woodland and grassland ecosystems, and familiarity

with native and non-native plant communities

 Experience writing grant proposals and managing contracts

 Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Microsoft Word and Excel

 Ability to perform field work in challenging terrain and weather conditions

 Strong written and oral communication skills

 Must commit to one year, 24 hrs/week and up to 40 hrs/week during field seasons

 Valid Drivers License

Other desirable qualifications

 Bachelors degree in Restoration Ecology, Environmental Science, Forestry, or a related field

 Experience supervising employees, managing budgets, and managing computer databases.

 Wilderness First Aid, Avenza Maps, GPS, and OSHA certifications

 Experience working with private landowners

Position Dates: December 9, 2019 – December 8, 2020 with opportunity to extend indefinitely

Hours: 24 hrs/week and up to 40 hrs/week during certain times. Opportunity to work up to 40

hrs/week with other MRC tasks not related to this position.

Wage/Benefits: $22 – $28/hr (Depending on experience) plus health, sick, vacation, and training benefits.

Location: The position is based in Petrolia, CA with travel throughout the watershed.

How to Apply: Email letter of interest, resume and three references to hugh@mattole.org by

November 18, 2019. Visit www.mattole.org or call Hugh at 406-546-2053 for more info.

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Elephant Seal Walk Photos


HSU Professor Dawn Goley describes the origins of the Punta Gorda elephant seal colony on the Lost Coast, and how it may be expected to grow in the coming years.



Participants on the King Range Alliance’s hike to see the elephant seals marvel at how many different animals are on the beach


Young and older enjoy a close-up look at elephant seals in the King Range NCA, along with expert guides. 


A beautiful day on the Lost Coast, a great day to learn about elephant seal ecology!

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Identifying and Using Local Medicinal Plants of the King Range National Conservation Area



PRESENTED BY THE MATTOLE FIELD INSTITUTE

April 13th, 2019, 10 am -2 pm

Bring: Lunch, water, jacket, Notebook and Pen.

Space is limited, so please contact Flora@Mattole.org if you plan to attend.

Come get acquainted with medicinal plants living in and around the King Range!

This class will be great for beginners interested in using local plants for medicine. It will also provide in-depth information for experienced medicine-makers, so come and bring your questions about specific plants or ailments, and enjoy some focused time outside with our local herbalista, Nicole Gagliano.



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Sustainable Seaweed Harvest

PRESENTED BY THE MATTOLE FIELD INSTITUTE

April 21st. Meet at Mattole Beach Trailhead at 6:40 A.M. Sharp!

Ever wanted to learn about harvesting edible seaweeds?
Want to know what types grow here on the Lost Coast, and how
to harvest them sustainably? This class is for you!

Bring: water, snacks, windbreaker, sun gear, Grippy
Footwear that can get wet, scissors, sacks, Fishing license.

Meet at Mattole Beach Trailhead at 6:40 A.M. Sharp!

Please contact Flora@mattole.org if you plan to attend.

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Elephant Seal Ecology Walk

Mattole Field Institute Presents
ELEPHANT SEAL ECOLOGY
with Jesse Irwin, BLM Wildlife Biologist
March 10, 2019

Did you know that the King Range National Conservation Area is home to one of the newest elephant seal colonies in North America?
Come get a close look at one of the biggest and noisiest wild creatures with whom we share our coast!
This is a great chance for kids to see and learn about wildlife up close!

Bring: water, lunch, snacks, windbreaker, hat, sunglasses, sandals for creek crossing, & binoculars. Please leave dogs at home.
Meet at 10am at the Windy Point Road Gate.

Please RSVP.

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Nick’s Interns Program now Accepting Applications – Due March 29

Are you motivated to learn, work hard, and make a valuable contribution to our environment and community?

Nick’s Interns, A program providing work opportunities for high school students, is –Now Accepting Applications for summer 2019— DUE MARCH 29.

As a paid intern, you will take part in a range of restoration and land management projects such as native grass seed collection, invasive species removal, trail construction, campground maintenance, steelhead dive surveys, salmon habitat enhancement and much more!

Sessions:

BLM: Session One – June 24 – July 11

BLM: Session Two – July 15 – August 1

MRC: June / July (Dates T.B.D.)

Send applications to:

MRC/Nick’s Interns, PO Box 223 Whitethorn Ca, 95589

Fax: (707) 986-7374

Email: theresa@mattole.org

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Annual Meeting 2019

Please join Mattole Restoration Council board and staff members for our annual meeting on Saturday, January 12th at the Mattole Camp and Retreat Center, 36841 Mattole Rd. Come learn about the MRC’s work over the past year and bring your ideas, questions, or concerns regarding our current and future priorities and projects. All are welcome to attend (you don’t need to be a current MRC member. If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at nathan@mattole.org or the MRC office at 707-629-3514

3:30 pm – Project updates from MRC staff – what did the MRC do in 2018?

4:15 pm – Membership meeting – we invite you to discuss ideas, questions, or concerns regarding our current and future priorities and projects

5:15 pm – Board of Directors nominations and candidate statements

5:30 pm – potluck dinner– please bring a dish to share

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