A CONCEPTION COAST PROJECT (a 501 (C) 3, EIN: 77-0486094)
Mission: Enhance the quality of life in Mendocino County for future generations by protecting and restoring the natural heritage and community resilience of our regions through science, spirituality and stewardship specifically by developing a herd of goats for brush abatement services thereby reducing the threat of forest fire.
Proposal: Create and manage a low risk, low cost, one-year pilot program utilizing goat herds for brush abatement in Mendocino County in order to reduce the possibility of uncontrolled forest fires.
Potential Partners: University of Redlands, California State Parks, the Mendocino Redwood Retreat, Mendocino Presbyterian Church, NOYO Center and Princeton Theological Seminary.
Fiscal Sponsorship: Project would fall under the fiscal umbrella contract with Conception Coast Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Hence, checks written to “Conception Coast Project” with memo line reading: “Goat Program” will be tax deductible.
Goal of $13,500 for Necessary Strategic Upfront Costs Prioritized through Four Phases
Phase I: Institutional Costs--$3,500
Phase II: Field Resources–$2,000
Phase III: Leadership Costs–$6,000
Phase IV: Large Guardian Dogs–$2,000