Pete Van Hoorn, M.S.



Pete Van Hoorn is a Certified Rangeland Manager with 16 years' experience in natural resources conservation and rangeland management, focusing on grazing management planning and oversight, monitoring, best practices guidance, and restoration oversight. He has extensive experience helping ranchers, biologists, and agency staff work together toward common goals. Recent projects include:

  • Grazing lease oversight for two conservation banks, including monitoring of rangeland vegetation, infrastructure, and burrowing owls
  • Plant composition and residual dry matter  monitoring on 30,000 acres of water district lands
  • Grazing management plan production for rangeland properties with special-status plant and animal species
  • Co-lead author and editor of guidelines for grazing to benefit the California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander

Technical Specialties:

  • Targeted grazing prescriptions for habitat quality and pest plant control
  • Rangeland management best practices
  • Planning and construction monitoring for stock pond and stream restoration projects
  • Horse boarding and pasture best management practices


  • 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