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It Takes a Community – Ranchers, Land and Neighbors, too!

This theme captures many elements of the CRCC Rangeland ResolutionAs RangelandsGateway.org also states, Communities, where ranchers live and work depend on rangeland and they, too affect how rangelands are managed.  We all have a stake in how our rangelands are managed and the goods and services they produce.”

Ranchers and their rangeland neighbors will gather to focus on rangeland communities, learn about stewardship economy and stimulate new strategies for thriving rural communities with healthy landscapes.  

8:00     Doors open: REGISTRATION, coffee & tea. Visit booths, research/project posters, and photo contest display

9:00    Welcome, Bre Owens, CRCC Chair and Stephanie Larson, UCANR, Summit Moderator

What Rangeland Conversion means for Local Communities The Solano Together story by Al Medvitz and Ian Anderson

Conservation Economics – Learning from Keep it Colorado’s, Return on Investment Study. A collaborative effort involving the CO Cattlemen’s Ag Land Trust – Amy Beatie, Executive Director, Keep it Colorado

Morning Break – coffee & tea

 What is a Stewardship Economy? And how do we build them? – Interview by Lynn Huntsinger with Laurel Harkness, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition and Staci Heaton, Rural Community Representatives of California

Ranching and Community – A dialogue with ranchers from across California  

You just can’t see them from the road California Rangeland Trust Documentary trailer

Lunch   Thank you, San Joaquin Stanislaus Cattlewomen, Audubon California,and Orvis Ranch Beef

Introducing CalGLCBre Owens and Alex Karol, Coordinator

Challenges and Opportunities of Conservation Easements – a panel discussion lead by Michael Delbar, CA Rangeland Trust; Dean Kwasny, Easement Program Manager, CA NRCS State office; John Walsh, Deputy Executive Director, Land Acquisition, Wildlife Conservation Board;  and Jack Hanson, Willow Creek Ranch  

Photo Contest Results – Bonnie Eyestone and Laura Robison, Point Blue Conservation Science

Afternoon Break

Pathways to Stewardship Economies – Empowering people, place and profits – Jared Talley, Boise State University, and Kris Hulvey, Working Lands Conservation.    

3:15  Closing

3:30:    Optional small table discussions with panelists (Kris, Jared, Laurel, Staci, Michael, Amy, Solano folks…)  

“Land conservation keeps our rural heritage alive, fosters healthy communities, generates good jobs, supports sustainable agriculture, preserves diverse wildlife habitats, and maintains the wild landscapes of the West.” Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust