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California Grazing Land Coalition

CalGLC is a new project facilitated by the CA Rangeland Conservation Coalition (CRCC).

CalGLC is producer-led and producer-focused. This project will be a collaborative approach to rangeland stewardship through a dedicated coalition of ranchers, individuals involved with existing conservation efforts, conservation districts, non-government organizations and representatives from state and federal land management agencies.

The CalGLC will be a rancher-led entity.

The Rancher Advisory Panel:

John, Austel, Southern California. Cattle 

Bianca Artadi

Andrew Bertotti, Northern California. Sheep and Cattle

Tribal rancher, to be confirmed

Cal GLC Coordinator – Alex Karol, Central Coast cattle & sheep rancher, akarol@westernlandowners.org

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California Rangeland Conservation Coalition (CRCC)

  • Bre Owens, Board Chair. Cattle and Sheep. David Forrest, Board Vice-Chair. Cattle. Liz Reikowski, Cattle.
  • Wendell Gilgert, Lynn Huntsinger, Stephanie Larson. Rangeland Management Specialists
  • Karen Sweet, Executive Director

UC Cooperative Extensionincluding Theresa Becchetti, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties

Indian Nations Conservation Alliance (INCA) – Delane Atcitty, Executive Director

Natural Resources Conservation Service – Alan Bower, State Rangeland Management Specialist

Other rangeland and livestock specialists


  • Promote sound management of grazing lands as the foundation of the ranching industry through ranch tours, peer to peer learning, education and storytelling.
  • Provide technical assistance and share resources on ecologically and economically beneficial grazing strategies.


Funding is provided by NRCS through the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs-initiatives/glci-grazing-lands-conservation-initiative

Western Landowners Alliance provides operational support, https://westernlandowners.org/

Grazing Coalitions across the US are supported by the National Grazing Lands Coalition, https://www.grazinglands.org/

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