community watershed restoration since 1983

Elephant Seal Ecology Hike!




















The Mattole Field Institute and HSU Biology are co-hosting a family-friendly excursion to see and learn about our local elephant seal colony!Tentatively scheduled for January 8th; creek level depending. Please contact if you’re interested or have questions.

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BLM Job Opening in Whitethorn!

There is a GS 5-7 BLM Ranger position (non-law enforcement) opening up in Whitethorn!

Duties include:

  • Greets visitors and provides information and education concerning use of public lands.
  • Investigates and reports all trespasses or damage to Government property
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • Conducts safety inspections and records visitor-related incidents.
  • Monitor road/trail conditions perform trail maintenance.
  • Patrols and inspects facilities ensuring compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to parking, campfires, noise level, sanitation, and safety; bringing problems or violations to the attention of visitors and, if appropriate.
  • Installs and maintains various types of signage on public lands, such as off-road vehicle, wilderness, portal, boundary, directional road and trail, and interpretive signing.
  • Presents a variety of formal and interpretive programs to include but not limited to, orientation talks, environmental education programs, conducted walks, demonstrations, and campfire programs.

Head on over to to apply!

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International Farming Convergence



















Reviving the Radical Spirit of Organic Farming, A Gathering of Great Minds, Connecting Across Continents, Creating Space For Balance. Join Cascadian Natural Farming for their 2021 online international farming convergence. Learn about and discuss different natural farming techniques with experienced farmers from all over the world.

Click on the following link to register for the event:

You can learn more about Cascadian Natural Farming or the event by visiting their website:

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MVCC Fall Auction

We all know and love the Mattole Valley Community Center’s annual cabaret, their biggest annual fundraising event. However, this year they will be hosting an online auction in lieu of the cabaret. Bidding opens up December 6th and closes December 12th. A link to the auction site will be posted soon so everyone can have a chance to view some of the items before the bidding starts. Stay tuned!

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Sanctuary Forest is Hiring!

Sanctuary Forest seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, and experienced individual to assist with and implement the tasks and activities of our Water Stewardship Program. This position is based at the Sanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn, CA, approximately 30 minutes west of Garberville.


Sanctuary Forest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of race, physical or mental disability, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, or non-job-related factors in hiring, promoting, demoting, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. Opportunity is provided to all based on qualifications and job requirements.


This position is 32 hours per week. Starting pay $18-20/hour depending on skill level and experience. Sick leave, holiday pay and vacation provided. Please submit cover letter and resume, with references, to—put job title in the subject line. For more information, send inquiries to this email address, or call (707) 986-1087 ext. 1#.


Position open until filled. For a complete job description, click here. For more info about Sanctuary Forest, visit our website.

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PVFD Drive Thru Dinner and Online Auction

The Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department drive thru dinner will be held Sat. Nov 6th at the Fire Hall from 5 -7 pm!
They will be serving pulled pork, cole slaw, baked beans, and a roll at $20 per plate. A vegetarian option, to be announced, will be available as well. There also will be desserts available to purchase. Call Lori at 629-3686 to reserve your plates.
The Online Auction will be on The Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page. Pictures of auction items will begin being posted on Nov 1st. The bidding will open on Nov 3rd at 9:00 am with the last bid on Nov 5th at 7:00 pm. Each item will go to the highest bidder at that time.
If you would like to donate an item or any services please contact Lori at 629-3686 or email at

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