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2018 SUMMIT – January 16-17  – Save the Date!

Rangelands in the Media – Read and Share

Rangeland Conservation on Discovery Channel, Thursday, August 31at 9pm.  Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, the book is now a documentary.  From the Montana Rockies, across the Kansas wheat fields and to the Gulf of Mexico, these families working the land develop collaborative ways to protect the natural resources and communities important to them and to the nation.  Watch or read this Mississippi watershed series of personal stories.

Read about ROGER,(click) a Nevada collaborative group focused on“results-oriented grazing for ecological resiliency.” Ranchers, along with land managers and biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Nevada Department of Wildlife, created a conservation think tank to develop common solutions toward healthy sage lands and economically viable cattle operations.


Santa Lucia Conservancy: Restoration Ecologist/Land Manager to. guide and implement conservation actions to sustain and restore diverse native habitat within a rugged 20,000 acre privately protected preserve near Carmel. Expertise in using livestock grazing and prescribed fire for conservation purposes is also highly desirable.

 Workshops / Forums

UCANR: “Living with Wildlife: New and Emerging Research” at Hopland REC  Aug 31  • 9am – 3pm • $25.  Informative for ranchers, agencies, non-profits, researchers and others with an interest in tackling the challenges associated with ranching in a landscape rich in wildlife.

Guadalupe Coyote RCD, Loma Prieta RCD, the Northern California Society of American Foresters, CAL FIRE, UC Cooperative Extension, and California Geological Survey are co-sponsoring  Maintaining and Improving Rural Roads on Thursday, September 20, Morgan Hill. The intended audience is ranchers, rural residents, non-profit organizations and agencies responsible for maintaining and improving generally unpaved roads accommodating resource management, residential and recreational users. Early birdregistration ($10, including lunch) ends September 1.

The Central Valley Bird Club (CRCC Signatory) will be hosting the 21st annual Central ValleyBirding Symposium Nov. 16-19, at the Stockton Hilton Hotel in Stockton, CA. The Great Central Valley, in the heart of California and the Pacific Flyway, is uniquely situated for excellent birding. Field Trips!

QUIVIRA CONFERENCE 2017, Nov 15-17,Albuquerque, NM. Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center -It’s all about Soil, Water and Neighbors.

The Society for Range Management’s Annual Meeting,Technical Training and Trade Show: Jan. 28- Feb. 2, 2018, Sparks, Nevada.  The theme:  Empowerment through Applied Science.

 The Rangeland Resolution – the Coalition’s Foundation.

Signatories (see list) to the resolution are invited to affirm  the revised Rangeland Resolution, as those below have done.  New Signatories will be welcomed, too. Send a message with contact information to Karen Sweet stating your support of the Rangeland Resolution. That’s all it takes to be added to this list.

Alameda County Resource Conservation District, American Farmland Trust, Audubon California, Cachuma Resource Conservation District, California CattleWomen, California Climate and Agriculture Network, California Council of Land Trusts, California Invasive Plant Council, California Native Grasslands Association, California Oaks Foundation, California Rangeland Trust, California Wildlife Foundation, Capella Grazing Project, Central Coast Rangeland Coalition, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, Full Circle Wool, Institute for Ecological Health, Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo, Marin Resource Conservation District, Pepperwood Preserve, Placer Land Trust, Point Blue Conservation Science, Santa Barbara County CattleWomen, Sequoia Riverlands Trust, Sierra Business Council, Sonoma Ecology Center, Sustainable Conservation, Sutter Buttes Regional Land Trust, Tehama County Resource Conservation District, US Forest Service, WildPlaces


Thank you for  sharing our  goal –  to keep rangelands working and healthy.  

Reference: “Rangeland” means land on which the existing vegetation, whether growing naturally or through management, is suitable for grazing or browsing of domestic livestock for at least a portion of the year. Rangeland includes any natural grasslands, savannas, shrublands (including chaparral), deserts, wetlands, and woodlands (including Eastside ponderosa pine, pinyon, juniper, and oak) which support a vegetative cover of native grasses, grasslike plants, forbs, shrubs, or naturalized species.”  (CA Public Resources Code section 4789.2 e.)