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2-Day Summit Agenda

Lions and Horses and Wolves, OH MY! – Policy and Management of Wildlife Conflict on Rangelands

 AGENDA Tuesday, January 16, 2018 SUMMIT  

 9:00        Registration and Morning Coffee San Joaquin-Stanislaus CattleWomen

9:30        WELCOME!                                                                                                                                   Bre Owens, President

 9:40        Ranching with Wildlife, Conserving Habitat on Working Lands  Wally Roney, Northern California Rancher

10:10      California Wild Pig Survey & Mobile App                                                John Harper, UCCE Mendocino County

10:35      Coyotes – Non-lethal control                                                                  Stephanie Larson, UCCE Sonoma County

10:55      Living with Wildlife While Ranching Sheep – the UC ANR HREC current practices and initial results

                                                                                                 Alex McInturff, UC Hopland Research and Extension Center

 11:15      Break     

11:30      Department of Fish and Wildlife Policy on Wild Pigs and Coyotes

 12:00      Lunch prepared by San Joaquin-Stanislaus CattleWomen

1:00        Wild Horse impact of springs and seeps on the Modoc National Forest Laura Snell, UCCE Modoc County

1:30        How policy has shaped wild horse management for nearly 40 years                                               Shane Starr

2:00        When Things go Wrong: Depredation causes and contexts Veronica Yovovich, Mountain Lion Foundation

2:30        Mountain Lion Policy & Research                            Justin Dellenger, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

 3:00        Break      Homemade cookies and treats from San Joaquin-Stanislaus CattleWomen          

3:15        Managing Livestock and Grass in a Wolf Populated Landscape         Joe Engelhart, Spruce Ranching Co-Op

 3:45        Knowledge and Policy of Wolves in California                           Kent Laudon, California Dept Fish and Wildlife

4:15        Group discussion/Wrap up                    Luke Macaulay, UCCE Rangeland Policy and Planning Specialist, UCB

5:00        Hosted Social

5:30pm  Dinner (cost included in registration) San Joaquin Stanislaus CattleWomen

 6:00 pm Stewardship with Vision Film Festival         Lesli Alison, Executive Director, Western Landowners Alliance

 Other Features:  Photo Contest, Posters, Booths, Silent Auction

 AGENDA Wednesday, January 17, 2018

(optional and separate registration from Tuesday)

  Morning SUMMIT Workshops 

8:00        Coffee

8:30  – 11:30 Choice:

  1. Advocating Effective Policy for Working Rangelands: A Conversation with Lesli Allison, Western Landowners Alliance. The first session will focus on strategies for effective advocacy in today’s challenging political climate. The second session will highlight and explore opportunities to engage on active issues such as NEPA, outcomes-based grazing and the Farm Bill. For information about WLA’s public policy work across the West: https://westernlandowners.org/policy/
  2. Is Living with Wolves an Ecosystem Service? Information and policy discussion. Facilitated by David Lile, the discussion will focus on Pay for Presence or Ecosystem Service type payments for producers impacted by wolf presence.  Existing and past programs from other locations, funding sources, payment/assistance scenarios, types of impacts, possible pros and cons, and program management, among other related topics may all be discussed.