2017 SUMMIT & TOURS
Celebrating the Diversity of California’s Rangelands and Ranching
Co-sponsored by University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources and Placer County Resource Conservation District
Summit Regional Tours - Watch E-update for registration and details.
1. April 13 Tour: UC Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center, Browns Valley
Synthesizing new knowledge on rangeland ecosystem functions and services
Host and Co-sponsor: UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
2. Saturday, April 15, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm – San Joaquin Regional Tour
A collaboration among UC Cooperative Extension, California Rangeland Conservation Coalition (CRCC), USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, and the Agricultural Foundation of California State University Fresno. $30.00 Register now! Agenda and Directions.
Host and Co-sponsor: U.S. Forest Service San Joaquin Experimental Range
Hear from U.S. Forest Service and CSU Fresno State about their range and grazing partnership. Meet local ranchers. Hear local range and grazing research updates from U.S. Forest Service and UCCE
3. Tuesday, April 18 – Merced County Regional Tour
Visit UC Merced and a private ranch and learn about its conservation easement with NRCS. $30.
Sponsors provide important rangeland leadership!
Ranchers and Individuals
Bill Thomas, Cobblestone Ranch, Connolly Ranch, Fields Ranch, Dave Forrest, Fogarty Ranch, Judy Scheppmann, Justin Fields, Flying Mule Farm, Koopmann Ranch, Kirby Ranch, Lone Star Ranch, Lynn Huntsinger, Ph.D., Mission Livestock, Rankin Ranch, Rodden Ranches, LLC, Sagehorn-Russell Ranch LLC, Bill Sanguinetti, Sparrowk Livestock, Star Creek Land Stewards, Inc., Sweet Ranch, Vogt Ranches, Yolo Land and Cattle Co.
Businesses, Organizations and Agencies
Alameda County RCD, CA Assoc of Resource Conservation Districts, CA Beef Council, CA Farm Bureau Federation, CA Foundation for Ag in the Classroom, CA Grazing Land Coalition, CA Invasive Plant Council, CA Native Grasslands Assoc, CA Plant Material Center, CA Rangeland Trust, CA Wolf Center, CA Wool Growers Assoc, Cal-Pac Chapter Society for Range Management, California Wolf Center, Central Valley Bird Club, Creekside Center for Earth Observation, Defenders of Wildlife, East Bay Municipal Utilities District, East Bay Regional Park District, Environmental Defense Fund, Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District, Mid-Valley CowBelles, Nevada RCD, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Placer County RCD, Point Blue Conservation Science, Rancin’ Vets, Sand County Foundation, San Joaquin County Farm Bureau, San Joaquin – Stanislaus County Cattlemen; Santa Clara Valley Open Space District, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Tehama RCD, The Nature Conservancy, Tom Kat Ranch Educational Foundation, Tri-Valley Conservancy, US Fish & Wildlife Service Partners for Wildlife Program, Westervelt Ecological Services