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We are hiring! Please see the job announcement for Executive Director position.

The Mattole Restoration Council is a 36 year-old watershed restoration non-profit on the Lost Coast of Northern California, with a million dollar plus annual budget and a regular staff of nine. We are a membership organization with an elected board of directors that undertakes landscape-scale watershed restoration and rehabilitation in the Mattole watershed and adjacent areas, and promotes a stewardship land ethic.

Job responsibilities:

 Works with the board of directors to execute the mission and long-term strategic goals;  Oversees and manages 9 regular staff and 60 seasonal employees;  Leads fundraising efforts and works with the program staff to develop projects and submit grant proposals to various federal and state agencies and foundations;  Directs the implementation of organizational policies and the strategic plan;  Acts as liaison to the community, partner groups, agencies, and other stakeholders;  Oversees fiscal management. Desired Qualifications  Excellent communication skills;  Experience with fundraising and developing federal and state grant proposals;  Experience with managing federal and state contracts;  Ability to establish dynamic relationships with a broad base of stakeholders;  Experience with non-profit fiscal and personnel management;  Commitment to community based watershed restoration;  A background in environmental science/biology/ecology;  Familiarity with watershed restoration strategies and methods;  Strong sense of self-direction and self-organization; The position is full to half time (negotiable), and reports to the board of directors. Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes health, vacation, training and retirement benefits. The position is based in the Petrolia office, with travel throughout the watershed and Northern California. A valid driver’s license and functioning personal vehicle are required.

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume/CV and three references to John Williams, jgwill@frontiernet.net.

For more information, call John at 707 629 3265. This position is open until filled; interviews begin on January 13, 2020.

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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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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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