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
April 13 Tour: UC Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center Browns Valley
This full-day workshop will allow participants to engage in field lectures by research teams that take an in-depth exploration of current research and understanding around five knowledge areas and also allow participants to spend substantial time with researchers to discuss site specific management issues and opportunities.
Key knowledge themes include: Microbial and environmental processes driving soil C storage The future of niche and value added markets in grazed systems Economic impacts and management of medusahead Genetic structure, drought impacts and function of California white oak Oak woodland hydrology and preferential flow pathways
Read about this special educational resource center in the Sierra Foothills.
Other Spring Summit Tours will be announced soon. Watch E-update for registration and details.
Presentations, contest photos and post-event notes will soon be posted here.
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Sponsors provide important rangeland leadership!
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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