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April 7, 2017

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

2. Saturday, April 15, 10:00 am  – 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:  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.  June 3 North CoastRegional Tour

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

Check back soon for more details

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


Excellent fact sheet to use in personal communications. Info from Sheila Barry.

Understanding Working Rangelands is a new website to bookmark. While primarily for the Bay Area rangeland community, there are resources for others.  See the Fact Sheets that provide an introduction to current topics about sustainable livestock operations, livestock behavior and needs, and compatibility with nature conservation and recreation.

2017 Rangeland Summit Presentations are available online with UCCE, a co-sponsor.

  Workshops / Forums

CNPS Workshops and Professional Training schedule.

Holistic Management training is now online. The next Whole Farm/Ranch Land Management Series:  April 28-92.

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

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

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

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.

New! California Small Farm Conference will be held on October 29 –30. Stockton.

New! The Society for Range Management’s 71st Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show will be held Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, 2018  in Sparks, Nevada. Save the date and watch here for registration, calls for presentations. The theme: Empowerment through Applied Science.