2019

May 1, 2019

Colleagues and Clients: 


Here are links to blogs and newsletters from the University of California Cooperative Extension with technical information related to California rangeland conservation and grazing management that I find useful: 


Other useful newsletters with technical information related to California rangeland conservation and grazing management: 


Let me know of other blogs and newsletters with technical information related to California rangeland conservation and grazing management… 


Thank you, Larry

March 21, 2019

Colleagues and Clients: 


I think you will be interested in the following news related to rangeland conservation and grazing management.

  1. Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring Meeting, Sustaining Ranching for Public Good, Blair Ranch, Morgan Hill, CA, April 18, 2018 In spring 2016 the CCRC had a meeting in Sunol focused on rancher economics, specifically the costs to the rancher of conservation-based grazing management on public lands and the costs to the agency of having a grazing program. During the Spring 2019 meeting we will explore an example cost/return analysis for a cow/calf operation; ways agencies can modify lease arrangements to reduce costs to ranchers; how lease modifications can improve viability of the operation; and other ways to improve the rancher’s bottom line.  Agenda and registration.
  2. Recent publication by CCRC Forum Scholar Lina Aoyama “Are Landowners, Managers, and Range Management Academics on the Same Page About Conservation?” The Central Coast Rangeland Coalition’s Rancher, Manager, and Scientist Forum on Rangeland Conservation focuses on key rangeland conservation topics. As part of that initiative, every year the Forum produces a formal paper by a committed graduate student. In 2018, Lina Aoyama of UC Berkeley published the paper “Are Landowners, Managers, and Range Management Academics on the Same Page About Conservation?” in Rangelands. View it and other papers by CCRC Forum Scholars. 
  3. “Grazing to Benefit Endangered Ohlone Tiger Beetle at Glenwood Preserve” talk to be presented April 10, 2019 at SERCAL 2019 conference, Santa Barbara Larry Ford will present a talk “Grazing to Benefit Endangered Ohlone Tiger Beetle at Glenwood Preserve” at the SERCAL conference, Beyond Recovery: Restoration for the Future, in Santa Barbara, CA April 10, 2019. Register here.