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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...

January 26 E-update

Forbes Magazine article includes CRCC perspective, quotes Mark Kramer, The Nature Conservancy and Lynn Huntsinger, UC Berkeley. Cattle Ranchers Join Conservationists to Save Endangered Species and Rangelands.   Diane Hembree, the author states  The partnership between ranchers and conservationists in Idaho (and the West) is part of a national trend — and one that may help keep ranchers themselves off the endangered species list. (Note, Diane attended the Summit.)    Lions and Horses and Wolves, Oh My! Policy and Management of Wildlife Conflict on Rangelands Summit was a successful day and a half of information, conversation, and networking among rangeland colleagues! CRCC appreciates each participant and these Sponsors, especially co-sponsor, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources If you missed the Summit, please consider a donation. The Summit presentations are posted at UCANR’s site. The first one shares results from the California Wild Pig Survey and describes the new Mobile App available for you, too to track and report wild pig issues. Presenter: John Harper, UCCE Livestock & Range Advisor, Mendocino & Lake Counties Related Reading about Feral Pigs Pigs (Sus scrofa) are native to Eurasia and northern Africa. In the early 1700s Spanish and Russian settlers introduced domestic pigs to California as livestock and many became feral. In the 1920s a Monterey county landowner introduced the European wild boar, a wild subspecies of Sus scrofa into California, which bred with the domestic pigs. The result of these introductions is a wild boar/feral domestic pig hybrid. Wild Pig Management Program, CDFW. University of California, Integrated Pest Management. USDA Feral Swine Resources. Impacts, Disease, Management, and more Workshops Feb 20, Santa...