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February 12


Guide to the Pasture Plants of Coastal San Mateo County. The beautiful guide was produced in partnership with Point Blue Conservation Service, TomKat Ranch, San Mateo Resource Conservation District, and Peninsula Open Space Trust.

Livestock Protection Tools for California Ranchers. This new guide is published by UC Agriculture and Natural Resource advisors.

Lions and Horses and Wolves, Oh My!  

CRCC appreciates each participant and these Sponsors, especially co-sponsor, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

Summit Photography Entries are posted. Plan now to enter next Summit.  

The Summit presentations are posted. Here is the Coyote topic.

Stephanie Larsen, Sonoma County UCCE shares Coyotes – Non-lethal control, which includes evaluation of the Marin County Livestock Protection Program, animal management and non-lethal protection strategies and more.  

Related Reading about Coyotes  

UCANR’s New mobile app to track close encounters with coyotes

Basic Facts from the National Trappers Association

How the Most Hated Animal in America Outwitted Us All – National Geographic

If you missed the Summit, please consider a donation.


UCCE San Joaquin Valley Livestock Symposium:  Wednesday, Feb 21, – McCay Hall, Catheys Valley, 1:00-5:30 pm.   Thursday, Feb 22,Kearney Research and Extension Center, Parlier, 2:00-6:30 pm.  Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 8 am – 12 pm, 1031 S. Mount Vernon Ave, Bakersfield,  8:00 am – 12:00 pm. $15 pre-registration. Details & agenda are on the registration links above.

Feb 20, Santa Maria. Knocking Out Noxious Weeds Workshop, designed for ranchers and land managers it covers many valuable topics. CEU: 4 for DPR, SRM is pending.

Feb 20-21, Chester, CA. Free. Introduction to Range Riding Workshop. Just for livestock producers it will explore range riding and other strategies to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts. Experts will share their perspectives on the benefits and myths of range riding, wildlife behavior and tracking, predator-prey interactions, carcass management, field necropsies and more. Meals and lodging are included, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Pamela Flick at 916-442-5746 or pflick@defenders.org.  

CNPS (CRCC Signatory) announces 2018 Plant Science Training schedule.


UCANR: Project Scientist to work at Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center and Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, investigating biotic and abiotic drivers of native plant recruitment on degraded intermountain rangeland and identifying potential management action that can be used to improve restoration efforts. Apply by Feb 16.

Alameda County Resource Conservation District Resource (CRCC Signatory):  Resource Conservationist II/Stream Restoration and Maintenance Specialist.  Apply by Feb 21.

Napa, Solano, Upper Salinas – Las Tablas RCDs

Volunteer for the California Range Management Advisory Committee (RMAC, advisory to the State Board of Forestry) seeks a member to  represent general public and professional interests. 1-day  meetings 4x per year in Sacramento (travel expenses reimbursed by the state).  What is desired is a good familiarity and personal competence with rangeland practices and issues in the state, and the ability to intermittently invest time in assisting with projects and activities outside of meetings. A CRM would be particularly desirable.  Contact Chair, Marc Horney, Ph.D. (rangelandgst@gmail.com). If you would like to get in the queue for consideration, please e-mail your resume and a cover letter expressing your interest to Edith Hannigan, Board of Forestry.

UC Rangelands: Rangeland Science Summer Interns. Apply by March 30.  Interns will help complete field and lab work and will gain experience collaborating with various rangeland resource stakeholders, including livestock producers, UC Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists, and US Forest Service staff.

Thank you for your own Rangeland Conservation efforts across this large state to achieve this common goal. The California Rangeland Conservation Coalition is an unprecedented group of California ranching and conservation organizations, academia and government agencies. Together, we work to preserve working rangelands, support the long-term viability of the ranching community, and protect and enhance California rangelands for their multiple benefits. This unique partnership encompasses the expertise of rangeland managers, ecologists, grassland wildlife experts and ranchers who seek to inform the public about the importance of California’s rangelands.  You can help, too!  Donate.


“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.)