LD Ford, Consultant in Rangeland Conservation Science: P. VAN HOORN QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Pete Van Hoorn has 16 years experience in the field of natural resources conservation and rangeland management, focusing on technical advising about best practices and permitting, restoration (especially stock ponds and streams), special-status species surveys, monitoring, and planning for grazing management.

Recent projects include:

  • Provided oversight of a conservation bank, including management planning and operations
  • Monitored rangeland health of 30,000 acres of water district lands
  • Prepared grazing management plans for rangeland properties with special-status plant and animal species
  • Assessed and provided manure management recommendations for horse facilities
  • Served as co-editor and lead author of guidelines for grazing to benefit the California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander

Technical Specialties:

  • Planning and permitting for stock pond and stream restoration
  • Rangeland management best practices
  • Livestock management prescriptions for special-status species habitat, special natural communities, fire hazards, and wildland pest plants
  • GIS mapping and analysis
  • Manure management


  • Certified Rangeland Manager (California-Pacific Section, Society for Range Management, License #101)


M.S. Range Management, University of California, Berkeley. 2002
B.A. Biology, University of California, San Diego. 1995