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Guardians of the Range:  Every Day is Earth Day at the Koopmann’s Ranch

Guardians of the Range: Every Day is Earth Day at the Koopmann’s Ranch

Tim Koopmann proudly wears a number of hats in his life. He is a husband, father, rancher, educator, conservationist and leader in his ranching community. His family has been ranching for nearly 100 years and Koopmann fully expects his son and daughter, and eventually their own children, will keep the ranch healthy and productive for at least 100 more.  Click here to read...
Guardians of the Range:  A Linkage Between Bees and Beef

Guardians of the Range: A Linkage Between Bees and Beef

In 2009, a group of California Rangeland Conservation Coalition signatories teamed up with a Glenn County cattle rancher to encourage native wildflowers and bees. Read more about this voluntary project and how grazing can be a tool in restoring California’s unique grassland habitat and in turn, protecting pollinators and other wildlife that depend on this native ecosystem. Click here to read the...
Guardians of the Range:  Protected Ranch Blends Habitat Needs

Guardians of the Range: Protected Ranch Blends Habitat Needs

Llano Seco Ranch, Sacramento Valley The 14,000 acre Llano Seco Ranch is associated with adjacent public lands, representing one of the last intact Mexican land grants. The land under a conservation easement has been enhanced with the help of partners. Read about the restoration of wetlands, implementation of a managed grazing program, planting native grasses and oaks and much more. Click here to read the...
Guardians of the Range:  Ranching with Wildflowers and Wildlife

Guardians of the Range: Ranching with Wildflowers and Wildlife

Avenales and Canyon Ranches, San Luis Obispo County Ranching roots that reach 150 years deep, define sustainability for the San Luis Obispo County ranches operated by the Stinton Family. Known for having some of California’s most spectacular wildflower displays, thousands have visited the ranch each year. Read more about the stewardship ethic and land enhancement projects undertaken. Click here to read the...
Guardians of the Range:  West of the local Wal-Mart

Guardians of the Range: West of the local Wal-Mart

Landini Ranch, Elk Creek Ranching, conservation and education go hand in hand on the Divide Ranch in Glenn County. Learn how first generation ranchers, Mike and Kathy Landini have worked with a variety of partners and committed themselves to enhance their ranch economically and environmentally. Click here to read the...
Guardians of the Range:  Protected Ranch Adds Habitat Diversity

Guardians of the Range: Protected Ranch Adds Habitat Diversity

Hallowell Ranch, Madera County The Madera County Hallowell Ranch could have been developed, but today, the 700 acres in Madera County is a ranch under a conservation easement. The working ranch provides diverse habitat for species including tiger salamanders, eagles and more. The wildlife and native plants are benefiting from Coke and James Hallowell’s livestock grazing and their ambitious projects to improve the land and research the animals that call it home. Click here to read the...