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December 12, 2017

2018 SUMMIT – January 16-17  

Robert Cabral Ag Center,  2101 E Earhart Ave, Stockton

Lions and Horses and Wolves, Oh My! – Policy and Management of Wildlife Conflict on Rangelands

Co-sponsor, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

Full Agenda

Tuesday, January 16 – Presentations, Dinner, Conservation Film Festival

Keynote Speaker – Wally Roney, Northern California Rancher & Conservationist:

“Ranching with Wildlife, Conserving Habitat on Working Lands”

Presentations – Feral Pigs, Coyotes, Wild Horses, Mountain Lions, Wolves   

Stewardship with Vision, a Western Landowners Alliance Film Festival

Photo Contest, sponsored by Point Blue Conservation Science

Poster Session     Booths

Lunch & Dinner provided by San Joaquin Stanislaus CattleWomen


Wednesday, January 17 – Morning Workshops

Summit Details and registration (soon to be live)


Contact: karensweet@carangeland.org


Summit – Related Information

UC Rangelands Predator Hub.   Predators and grazing livestock rely upon rangeland habitats throughout California (and much of the world), and so livestock-predator conflicts are perhaps inevitable. The Livestock-Predator Information Hub is designed to provide research-based information for rangeland livestock producers and wildlife managers on mitigating and managing potential conflicts.

Livestock Protection Tools – Part 1. Dan Macon, UCANR.  “Over the next several months, my Ranching in the Sierra Foothills blog will highlight information from a forthcoming UC publication on livestock protection tools. These blog posts, which reflect both research-based knowledge and real-world experience, are intended to help ranchers and small-scale livestock owners evaluate the types of tools that may fit their site-specific needs.”

3 Steps to Take When Finding a Suspected Livestock Predator Kill.  Tracy Schohr, UCANR.  “When you encounter a suspected livestock kill, it is important to take critical steps to preserve the site so a formal investigation can take place.”

Rangeland Story of the Week

As landowner Pam Doiron says, “To be part of the Spanish Ranch (CRCC Signatory) is to learn and appreciate the culture, the archaeology, the history, the environment and habitat that is here.”  Enjoy this stunning video about Spanish Ranch, Santa Barbara County, provided by California Rangeland Trust.  It and so many other land trust Signatories work to conserve these working landscapes.  Thank you!


NRCS: 2018 Conservation Easement Applications for Agricultural Lands and Wetlands due by Jan 19.


Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA: lecturer to teach RRS 370 Wildland Ecology Principles and RRS 306 Wildland Resource Principles and support soil labs, starting January 22,2018. Be mentored by the current chair of the California Certified Rangeland Manager panel and Associate Editor for Rangeland Ecology & Management. We are very optimistic about hiring a tenure track rangeland management faculty member in the upcoming cycle. M.S. degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management, Ph.D. degree completed or near completion preferred.  Contact Susan Edinger Marshall: sem11@humboldt.edu


“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.)