925.443-7692 ksweet@cattlemen.net

Summit Sponsorship & Booth Registration

2017 SUMMIT & CALIFORNIA RANGELAND CONSERVATION COALITION CONTRIBUTION and BOOTH PLEDGE We need you! Contribute early for longer promotion. Open to organizations, ranches, agencies, individuals, colleges and businesses who support California rangelands. Sponsors will be promoted fully at the Summit and in the Coalition’s weekly E-update and website. Recognition begins upon your pledge. Download and complete the 2017-summit-contribution-pledge and send via email to Karen Sweet.  Payment: a. Submit the form with payment to TCI/CRCC,  405 14th St., Ste. 164, Oakland, CA  94612-2705   OR   b. Pay online with credit card: http://www.trustforconservationinnovation.org/sponsored/  (click Donate)  Contributions to CRCC through Trust for Conservation Innovation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  You will receive an itemized receipt. An I-9 for this contribution may be requested. Submit Summit attendee name(s) to Karen as soon as known.  925.443-7692   ksweet@cattlemen.net Sponsorship does not include Thursday’s tour or social. Additional Summit registration opens early December. Booth: 1 six-foot table or floor space. Booths will be accepted upon payment until full.  Instructions will be provided. Visit the Summit page for more information. Sponsorship Level Number of $60 Included Registrations  Add an Optional Exhibit Booth Sponsor*  $  5,000 10 No charge + $  Sponsor*  $  4,500 8 No charge + $  Sponsor*  $  4,000 7 No charge + $  Sponsor*  $   3,500 6  $250 $  Sponsor*  $   3,000 5  $250 $  Sponsor*  $   2,500 4  $250 $  Sponsor*  $  2,000 4  $250 $  Sponsor  $  1,500 3  $250 $  Sponsor  $  1,000 3  $250 $   Sponsor  $    750 2  $250 $   Sponsor  $    500 2  $250 $ Ranch Sponsor*  $    250 2 ——- $  Booth  only  $    250 1 ——- $ Donation ———- Depends...

Summit in Review

                                      From the mountain top overlooking the Rim Fire to the Ag Center in Stockton, the talk was about  Wildfire and Rangeland Management – Mediating Impacts to Conservation and Ranching. The 2016 Rangeland Summit addressed challenges and opportunities to improve rangeland management aimed at reducing the incidence (scope and severity) of catastrophic wildfire.  Two of the state’s most devastating wildfires occurred in the past year and yet the full impact of these fires to conservation interest and rancher sustainability is yet to be determined.  The prospect of a normal rainfall year raised additional wildfire concern. Co-sponsored by California Rangeland Conservation Coalition (CRCC) and University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), the January event brought together more than 300 individuals from various walks of life to learn more about the topic that they could apply on their own private or public rangelands and in their communities. Speakers from UCCE, the California Cattlemen’s Association, Cal Fire, UC Berkeley, local ranchers, and high school Range Campers, Mary Marsh and Jane Wood shared their personal experiences and knowledge about rangeland management and wildfire.   Each talk was individually videotaped and published on the UCCE website to expand the Summit’s reach.  Ranchers, Doug Joses and Shaun Crook shared compelling insights from recent fires.  CCA Vice President, Government Relations Justin Oldfield’s presentation, A Beef Industry Perspective: Economic, Social & Range Management Impacts Caused by Wildfire  especially enlightened the non-ranchers.  Other presentations covered fire behavior and science, and fuels management, and impacts of catastrophic fire on California’s rangelands, and the state...