LD Ford Rangeland Conservation Science: P. VAN HOORN QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Pete Van Hoorn has 9 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