FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                 

JANUARY 7, 2013

 Mendocino Redwood Company to host two public workshops on its recent draft release of a Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Communities Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP)

Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC) will host two public workshops to provide more information on the key components of its recently released draft Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Communities Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP). The intent of these workshops is to provide interested members of the public more detailed information on current status of covered species as well as a general outline of conservation measures and monitoring strategies for the proposed plan. These workshops will also help interested members of the public to locate and understand key components of the HCP/NCCP. MRC biologists and foresters will be on hand to answer questions related to covered species and proposed strategies presented.

The two public workshops will be held at MRC’s Fort Bragg office located at 32601 Holquist Lane in Fort Bragg (turn east onto Gibney Lane approximately 2.5 miles south of the Highway 20/Highway 1 interchange, office is on the corner of Holquist and Gibney):

1) Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  covering aquatic portions of the HCP/NCCP.   

2) Thursday, January 17th, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  covering terrestrial portions of the HCP/NCCP.

Inland residents with questions unable to attend these meetings are requested to contact the MRC project leader, John Ramaley, at 707-463-5129

The purpose of the meetings is to assist interested members of the community in reviewing key sections of the draft HCP/NCCP Copies of the HCP/NCCP are available at or at  Hard copies are available at Mendocino County Library, Fort Bragg Branch Library, 499 Laurel Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437; Mendocino County Library, Main Branch Library, 105 North Main Street, Ukiah, CA 95482; Mendocino County Library, 390 East Commercial Street, Willits, CA 95490; and Mendocino County Library, 225 Main Street, Point Arena, CA 95468. Send comments by email to Copies of all email comments will be routed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and California Department of Fish and Game. Comments submitted in an email will be accepted provided they do not exceed 6 megabytes in size and are virus free. Hypertext email links to other web pages or publications shall not be deemed the equivalent of written comment.  The public will be able to review and comment on the plan until February 21, 2013.