2018 SUMMIT – January 16-17 – Save the Date!
The Rangeland Resolution is the Coalition’s foundation. Signatories (see list) to the resolution are invited to affirm their support of the revised Rangeland Resolution, as those below have done. New Signatories will be welcomed, too. Send a message with contact information to Karen Sweet, stating your support of the Rangeland Resolution. That’s all it takes to be added to this list.
Alameda County Resource Conservation District, American Farmland Trust, Audubon California, Cachuma Resource Conservation District, California Climate and Agriculture Network, California Council of Land Trusts, California Invasive Plant Council, California Native Grasslands Association, California Oaks Foundation, California Wildlife Foundation, Capella Grazing Project, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, Full Circle Wool, Institute for Ecological Health, Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo, Marin Resource Conservation District, Pepperwood Preserve, Placer Land Trust, Point Blue Conservation Science, Sequoia Riverlands Trust, Sierra Business Council, Sonoma Ecology Center, Sustainable Conservation, Sutter Buttes Regional Land Trust, US Forest Service, WildPlaces
Alameda County Resource Conservation District: Resource Conservationist II/Biologist.
Definition – “Rangeland means land on which the existing vegetation, whether growing naturally or through management, is suitable for grazing or browsing of domestic livestock for at least a portion of the year. Rangeland includes any natural grasslands, savannas, shrublands (including chaparral), deserts, wetlands, and woodlands (including Eastside ponderosa pine, pinyon, juniper, and oak) which support a vegetative cover of native grasses, grasslike plants, forbs, shrubs, or naturalized species.”(CA Public Resources Code section 4789.2 e.)
CALIFORNIA CERTIFIED RANGELAND MANAGER – A Reference for Landowners and Professionals. The program is designed to provide evidence of professional competency, to protect the public interest, and to ensure proper management of California‘s rangeland resources.
California-Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management (CRCC Signatory) is a professional organization of individuals providing science, leadership, and information for California-Pacific rangeland communities. It coordinates Range Camp for high school students, and manages the Certified Rangeland Manager program for State Board of Forestry. Membership is open to all, including ranchers.
US Fish and Wildlife Service releases Recovery Plan for Threatened Central California Tiger Salamander. Website includes CTS information, the plan and a fact sheet.
Workshops / Forums
Getting the Lease: Strategies for developing an effective Grazing Lease Proposal. June 29. 3-6 pm with dinner. Alameda County RCD (CRCC Signatory) and UCANR (CRCC Signatory). Attendees will hear from a panel of experienced applicants and proposal reviewers from across the Bay Area. This workshop will also address best practices for pursuing private and non-conventional grazing leases.
Rangeland Summit TOURS
Celebrating the diversity of California rangelands.
Thank you, California Beef Council for sponsoring the Tours.
Download beef sustainability and carbon footprint facts sheets and report.
Download beef recipes, nutrition and shopping tips at the Council site.
THANK YOU, tour hosts!
UCANR Sierra Foothill Research and Education Center
Jeff Chance, NRCS, UCCE
US Forest Service, CSU Fresno
UCANR Hopland Research & Education Center
Placer County Resource Conservation District and UC Cooperative Extension for planning.
Thank you for sharing our goal – to keep rangelands working and healthy. Your financial support is much appreciated, also! Donate here!