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February 19

Rangeland Wildfire Reading As 2017 wildfire season devastates, California ranchers persist come hell or high water. See page 24 of California Cattleman magazine read how ranchers across the state move past their wildfire experiences. When Wildfire Hits the Ranch: Lesson Learned from the Thomas Fire, Ventura & Santa Barbara counties. Submit stories and subscribe to the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Newsletter, supported by Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together, a cooperative agreement between The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior through a subaward to The Watershed Research and Training Center. Lions and Horses and Wolves, Oh My!  Summit links Generous Sponsors Summit Photography Entries. Plan now to enter next Summit.   The Summit presentations. Here is the wild horse topic. Wild Horse Impact of Springs and Seeps on the Modoc National Forest Laura Snell, UCCE Modoc County How Policy Has Shaped Wild Horse Management for Nearly 40 Years Shane Starr, District Representative for Congressman Doug LaMalfa Updated Mountain Lion presentation: When Things go Wrong: Depredation causes and contexts Veronica Yovovich, Mountain Lion Foundation More Reading about Wild Horses   Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horses and Burro Program website.  Fact sheets, adoption program, and more. Infographic. If you missed the Summit, please consider a donation. Workshops UCCE San Joaquin Valley Livestock Symposium:  Wednesday, Feb 21, – McCay Hall, Catheys Valley, 1:00-5:30 pm.   Thursday, Feb 22, – Kearney Research and Extension Center, Parlier, 2:00-6:30 pm.  Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 8 am – 12 pm, 1031 S. Mount Vernon Ave, Bakersfield,  8:00 am – 12:00 pm. $15 pre-registration. Details & agenda...

February 12

Resources Guide to the Pasture Plants of Coastal San Mateo County. The beautiful guide was produced in partnership with Point Blue Conservation Service, TomKat Ranch, San Mateo Resource Conservation District, and Peninsula Open Space Trust. Livestock Protection Tools for California Ranchers. This new guide is published by UC Agriculture and Natural Resource advisors. Lions and Horses and Wolves, Oh My!   CRCC appreciates each participant and these Sponsors, especially co-sponsor, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Summit Photography Entries are posted. Plan now to enter next Summit.   The Summit presentations are posted. Here is the Coyote topic. Stephanie Larsen, Sonoma County UCCE shares Coyotes – Non-lethal control, which includes evaluation of the Marin County Livestock Protection Program, animal management and non-lethal protection strategies and more.   Related Reading about Coyotes   UCANR’s New mobile app to track close encounters with coyotes Basic Facts from the National Trappers Association How the Most Hated Animal in America Outwitted Us All – National Geographic If you missed the Summit, please consider a donation.  Workshops UCCE San Joaquin Valley Livestock Symposium:  Wednesday, Feb 21, – McCay Hall, Catheys Valley, 1:00-5:30 pm.   Thursday, Feb 22, – Kearney Research and Extension Center, Parlier, 2:00-6:30 pm.  Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 8 am – 12 pm, 1031 S. Mount Vernon Ave, Bakersfield,  8:00 am – 12:00 pm. $15 pre-registration. Details & agenda are on the registration links above. Feb 20, Santa Maria. Knocking Out Noxious Weeds Workshop, designed for ranchers and land managers it covers many valuable topics. CEU: 4 for DPR, SRM is pending. Feb 20-21, Chester, CA. Free. Introduction to Range Riding Workshop....

February 2

Rangeland in the News How A Skeptical Rancher In Rural California Embraced Green-Friendly Farming — With Help From A Popular Outdoors Brand.  This collaboration focuses on sheep ranching economics and land conservation. Fibershed, a CRCC Signatory, connects farmers and ranchers with textile companies and land conservation opportunities. Read what happened when Lani Estill and her family agreed to incorporate climate-friendly farming practices that at the same time would also keep the farm in Modoc County economically viable. (Capitol Public Radio) Lions and Horses and Wolves, Oh My! Policy and Management of Wildlife Conflict on Rangelands Summit   CRCC appreciates each participant and these Sponsors, especially co-sponsor, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources The Summit presentations are posted. Here are the Mountain Lion Ones. When Things go Wrong: Depredation causes and contexts. Veronica Yovovich, Mountain Lion Foundation Mountain Lion Policy and Research, Justin Dellinger, CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Related Reading about Mountain Lions How a fear of humans affects the lives of California’s mountain lions study by UC Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Puma Project. If you missed the Summit, please consider a donation. Summit Photography Entries are posted. Resource Guide to the Pasture Plants of Coastal San Mateo County. The beautiful guide was produced in partnership with Point Blue Conservation Service, TomKat Ranch, San Mateo Resource Conservation District, and Peninsula Open Space Trust. Workshops Feb 20, Santa Maria. Knocking Out Noxious Weeds Workshop, designed for ranchers and land managers it covers many valuable topics. CEU: 4 for DPR, SRM is pending. Feb 20-21, Chester, CA. Free. Introduction to Range Riding Workshop. Just for livestock producers...

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