Announcements regarding hearings, grants, and public comment notices of importance to California's rural counties.


Forest Stewardship Workshop

The University of California Cooperative Extension is offering training opportunities to help landowners develop sustainable plans to improve and protect their forest lands. Online workshops are being offered weekly from March 22, 2021 through May 27, 2021, with an in-person session scheduled in Humboldt County on Saturday, April 24, 2021. For more information, see here.


Free Training Webinar for How to Use the California Vegetation Treatment Program

The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection is offering a free training webinar about how to use the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP) Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to streamline California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance for vegetation treatment projects. 

The training course will cover the following topics: 

Part 1: Overview of the CalVTP Program EIR

  • Treatment types and activities
  • Treatable landscape
  • Eligible project proponents

Part 2: Preparing a CEQA Document Using the CalVTP Program EIR

  • CEQA Fundamentals – Program EIRs
  • Project-Specific Analysis
  • Project-Specific Analysis/Addendum
  • Decision Documentation and Approval Process
  • MMRP Implementation

Wrap Up: CalVTP Training Resources


Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021,
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Register here

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021,
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Register here

Visit the How to Use the CalVTP webpage for training materials.


Mendocino County Seeks Human Resources Manager

Mendocino County is seeking a Human Resources Manager to assist in the administration of the County's centralized Human Resources Department; oversee daily activities related to a major unit of the department; and provide professional assistance to County management staff in complex personnel and related matters. The position closes on April 28, 2021. To apply, or for more information, see here.


California Air Resources Board Offers Webinars on Regulatory Compliance Training

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is offering a variety of training webinars for regulatory compliance on issues affecting public fleets such as Off-Road Regulations, Truck and Bus Rules, and Diesel Truck Rules. 

The CARB Diesel Truck Rules course will discuss compliance options and reporting requirements for 2021 and beyond for those that own, operate or dispatch heavy-duty diesel trucks in California. If your vehicles are not compliant, you need to know what the current and future requirements are. If your vehicles are compliant, you may need to report to remain compliant. 

Date:               April 29, 2021
Time:               1:00 p.m.
Webinar:         Register

The In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation (Off-Road Regulation) requires fleet owners to report to CARB, label their off-road vehicles, and reduce emissions from older equipment.  This course provides detailed information to help fleet owners understand and comply with the Off-Road Regulation: 

Date:               May 13, 2021
Time:               1:00 p.m.
Webinar:         Register