community watershed restoration since 1983

Nick’s Interns 2021 Applications are Open

 

edited April 22nd 4:43 PM

The applications for the 2021 season of Nick’s Interns is here!

The goal of the program is expose Humboldt County youth to conservation careers through paid internships. With the cooperation of several environmental agencies, participants learn about and experience a variety of restoration practices. Interns work on a range of projects, such as: stream repair, invasive species removal, trail building, sediment and fuel hazard reduction, native seed collection, salmon habitat enhancement, and more.

2021 dates are as follows:

MRC/Petrolia: June 21st – July 8th
BLM/Whitethorn: July 6th – July 22nd

All applications must be received by April 23rd May 7th 2021.
Click here to download the application.

Submit applications via fax to (707) 986-7374 or email to theresa@mattole.org
Applications may also be submitted by mail at the following address:
Mattole Restoration Council
Attn: Nick’s Interns
51 High Court
Whitethorn, CA 95589

Visit the Nick’s Interns page to learn more!

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March Plant Prices!

We’re back with an updated list of plants for sale in our Native Plant Nursery! The full list can be downloaded here!

Need native plants? Our nursery can set up a contract grow to propagate wetland plants, forbs, bunchgrasses, shrubs and/or trees for your Northern California restoration or landscaping project. We are currently seeking more propagation opportunities for this growing season, so please reach out soon if you need a native plant source for your 2021 projects. We have experience propagating high quality plant materials for more than 60 species – please refer to the species list (click here) to find out if we can grow something for you.

 

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February Plant Sale

Need native plants? Our nursery can set up a contract grow to propagate wetland plants, forbs, bunchgrasses, shrubs and/or trees for your Northern California restoration or landscaping project. We are currently seeking more propagation opportunities for this growing season, so please reach out soon if you need a native plant source for your 2021 projects. We have experience propagating high quality plant materials for more than 60 species – please refer to the species list to find out if we can grow something for you.

We also have plants available for sale year-round to the general public.
We are revising our plant prices this year – so now is your last chance to get this sale price on our rapidly dwindling nursery stock. Please contact our nursery manager to purchase plants or to find out more about a contract grow.

 

Below is a list of all plants that are currently for sale:

Don’t see anything you’re looking for? You can download our species master list here.

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Our Precious Prairies – March 10th

Imagine a meadow overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There’s black tailed deer grazing and meadow larks chirping and purple needlegrass wafting in the breeze. Waves pound on the beach below, and a comforting smell of wet grass hangs in the air. In addition to being stunningly charismatic, coastal prairies are one of the most significant ecosystems in California. These valuable areas, which contain perennial native bunchgrasses that sequester carbon, prevent erosion, increase groundwater retention, and provide essential habitat, are under siege by conifer encroachment, fire suppression, land use changes, and agricultural development. Join Hugh McGee and Veronica Yates of the Mattole Restoration Council as we explore the values, threats, and our restoration efforts to conserve these special and diminishing communities. 
 
TO REGISTER:
1) Click on the following link northcoastcnps.org
2) At the bottom of the yellow box near the top of the page, hit “CLICK HERE” even if the box isn’t advertising for this event. This will take you to a zoom registration page where you can select the appropriate time from the drop down menu labeled “Time.”
3) Select the appropriate time, fill out the information, and hit register.

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Fire and Fuels Training Opportunity through the Karuk Department of Natural Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are thrilled to share this incredible opportunity for folks interested in learning more about fire and fuels management. The Karuk Tribe invites all tribes, interested members of the public, and non-governmental organizations in the North Coast region to participate in ONLINE AND FIELD training as part of the Tribe’s Regional Forest & Fire Capacity demonstration project, “Burning Across Boundaries”. This project is intended to support collaborative planning that can enable tribes and partners throughout the North Coast region to work together in utilizing prescribed fire as a tool for achieving long term forest and ecosystem health. For more information email dnrtraining@karuk.us.

Click here to download the full schedule with course descriptions.

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Deadline to Join the Board of Directors: January 30th!

We are currently accepting nominations for our Board of Directors. If you or someone you know is interested in running for the Board, email vroom@mattole.org before our annual meeting on January 30. Membership will vote on new Board members in early February.

Anyone with a vested interest in the health of our community and local ecosystems is eligible for a nomination. Only current MRC members can nominate or vote for a Director – so make sure your membership is up to date.

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