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March 30, 2017

See these excellent RANGELAND PHOTOS! 

Rangeland Summit REGIONAL TOURS

Celebrating the diversity of California rangelands.

1. Thursday, April 13, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm! – Browns Valley Regional Tour

 Tour is full and registration is closed. Agenda.  

Host and Co-sponsor : UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center, CRCC

Synthesizing new knowledge on rangeland ecosystem functions and services.

2. Saturday, April 15, 10:00am  – 2:00 pm Madera County Foothills Regional Tour  (Coarsegold)

$30.00  REGISTER NOW!  Agenda and Directions.

Host and Co-sponsors:  U.S. Forest Service San Joaquin Experimental Range and a collaboration of UC Cooperative Extension, CRCC, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, and the Agricultural Foundation of California State University Fresno.

Hear from U.S. Forest Service and CSU Fresno State about their range and grazing partnership.             Hear local range, grazing, and ecological research updates from U.S. Forest Service and UCCE.

3. Tuesday, April 18 – Merced County Regional Tour (Hornitos)

$30. REGISTER NOW! Agenda and Direction to be posted soon.

Host and Co-sponsors: A collaboration among UC Cooperative Extension, CRCC, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and UC Merced.

See vernal pools in flower and hear from experts on the importance of grazing as a management tool. Featured Speaker:  Jaymee Marty, renowned expert on vernal pools.  Visit a private ranch and learn about the landowner’s Westland Reserve Easement with NRCS. Hear local range, grazing, and ecological research updates from UCCE and UC Merced.

4. Early June – North Coast Regional Tour

Host and Co-sponsor: Hopland Research & Extension Center (Ukiah)

Check back soon for more details

2017 Rangeland Summit Presentations are available online.  

Thank you for  sharing our  goal –  to keep rangelands working and healthy.  Your financial support to the Coalition is much appreciated!  Donate here!

   Workshops / Forums

CNPS Workshops and Professional Training schedule.  April 4 is the next one.

Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2017 Gathering, April 20. (CRCC Signatory) Focus is on targeted/prescribed grazing,

UCCE, Tulare: Medusahead Management Workshop: May 2,noon-12:30pm. Tulare. $15.

CA Native Grassland Association (CRCC Signatory): Identifying and Appreciating Native and Naturalized Grasses of California: Bodega Marine Reserve. May 13. Members discount!

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research ReserveEcology of the California Tiger Salamander, May 18-19.

California Range & Natural Resources Camp Application is Open!  Range Camp is an environmental science & management camp for high school students from across California. The June 18-23 camp is at the University of California’s Elkus Youth Ranch in Half Moon Bay. $450.00. funding for scholarships is welcomed.