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Global Rangelands in Perspective

Resources by Dr. Frank Mitloehner, University of California Cooperative Extension, Davis. Download Global Rangelands Put into Perspective and print onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Fold on the blue lines. Watch the video for more information. YouTube video: How Much Land is Used for Livestock? Dr. Mitloehner regularly tweets on this topic. @GHGguru CLEAR Center Clarity and Leadership for Environmental Awareness and Research at UC...

January 14, 2020 Rangeland Summit Agenda

9:00      Registration and Morning Coffee San Joaquin Stanislaus CattleWomen 9:30     WELCOME!      Bre Owens, CRCC Chair and Theresa Becchetti, UCCE, Moderator   Communicating global rangeland status, a foundation for understanding role of livestock on rangeland and on the table.  Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D. UC Cooperative Extension Status and Trend of state’s rangeland conversion.  Keali’i Bright, Assistant Director, California Department of Conservation   What is sustainability for US / CA working rangelands?  Sasha Gennet, The Nature Conservancy and US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef    Environmental Stewardship – Ranchers Address Wildfire Issues:  Update from Ranchers’ Wildfire Task Forces.  Tony Toso, CCA Vice President.   Dan Macon, CWGA President  Supporting Grazing for Fuels Management in Rural and WUI Areas. Marc Horney,   Range Management Advisory Council, ChairThe role of grazing in fire frequency. Poster summary, Luke Macaulay, et al, UCCE Recognizing outstanding rangeland stewards: Cal-Pac SRM award presentation Lunch.  San Joaquin Stanislaus CattleWomen Economics for Healthy Ranches and Healthy Ranchers – Business in the 21st century Beef Cattle Movements & Markets. Sheila Barry  Beef Demand and Market Trend.  Darrel Sweet, CA Beef Council  Conservation grazing services. Dan Macon, Flying Mule FarmDiversification for multiple generations.  Rick and Weston Roberti, Roberti Ranch    Social Responsibility and Healthy Rural Communities –  Ranching is a foundation of the rural community Sierra Valley Ag & Art Trail, Carolyn Roberti, Roberti Ranch Community collaboration:  Heather Hadwick, Modoc Office of Emergency Services & Tex Dowdy, Modoc Sheriff Photo Contest results, Point Blue Conservation Science, Sponsor Putting it all Together – Sustainable grazing lease systems.    Lynn Huntsinger, Ph.D. , UC Berkeley Denise Defreese, retired East Bay Regional Park Carissa Koopman-Rivers,  Rivers...

CRCC Sponsors and Booth Exhibitors

California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Appreciates this valuable Support! Your name can be here, too.  SUMMIT CO-SPONSOR, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources RANCH SPONSORS Cline Livestock, Cobblestone Ranch,   Cotton Creek Ranch, El Rancho Espanol De Cuyama No. 1, LLC, Flying Mule Farm,  Fogarty Ranch, Forrest Farms, Koopmann Ranch,   Mark and Dina Moore,  Orvis  Ranch Beef, Rankin Ranch,  Rivers Red Angus, Roberti Ranch, Rodden Ranches LLC,  Sagehorn-Russell Ranch LLC,  Sparrowk Livestock, Star Creek Land Stewards, Steven McDonald Ranch, Sweet Ranch,  Vogt Ranch,  Yolo Land & Cattle BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATION SPONSORS Alameda County RCD,    CA Association of Resource Conservation Districts,  CA Beef Cattle Improvement Association,  CA Cattlemen’s Association,   CA Department of Conservation, CA Farm Bureau Federation,  CA Native Grasslands Association,  CA Rangeland Trust,  CA Wolf Center, CA Wool Growers Association,  Cal-Pac Chapter of Society for Range Management,  Center for Natural Lands Management,  Defenders of Wildlife,  East Bay Regional Park District,  Institute of Ecological Health,   Marin Ag Land Trust, Modoc County, Mountain Lion Foundation, Natural Resources Conservation Service,  Point Blue Conservation Science,  Rangeland Management Advisory Committee, Sand County Foundation/Leopold Conservation Award Program,  San Joaquin – Stanislaus Cattlemen’s Association, San Joaquin – Stanislaus Cattlewomen’s Association,  The McConnell Foundation,  The Nature Conservancy, University of California Berkeley,   US Fish and Wildlife Service Partners Program,  Westervelt Ecological Services, Yolo County...

2020 Photo Contest

The Search Begins, Carissa Rivers, 2019 Contest, 1st Place Photo Contest Rules 2020  Deadline: Thursday, January 9, 2020.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and People’s Choice! Sponsor:  Point Blue Conservation Science The photo contest promotes and shares working rangeland photography and generates original photographs for use by the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition (Coalition). A panel of photographers will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners based on content and photo quality. The Coalition sincerely appreciates all contest participants, judges and the sponsors. Contestants are encouraged to attend the Summit.      Ruleso Any photographer can submit up to 3 original photos. Choose your best!o Photos must be original and taken in California and highlight California’s  grazing lands, including livestock and ranching, people, landscapes, wildlife, plants, etc.o Photos must be original, of high resolution (minimum 72 pixels per inch-ppi). Basic light and color correction is allowed, but no special effects or filters may be applied.o Photos will be cropped to 8×10 or 10×8 inches for printing, so please no panoramas or other non-standard ratios.o Photos can be from any time but must not have been submitted to previous CRCC photo contests.o All photos submitted become the property of the Coalition. Photos may be published without obtaining further permission. Use may include, but is not limited to videos, website, social media, articles, and gifts. Makers will be recognized where feasible.o Judging decisions will be final and at the sole discretion of the Coalition.o Winners will be notified by email and announced during the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit January 14, 2020 in Stockton. Submissiono Photos must be...

2019 Summit Registration for Individuals

 We look forward to seeing you at the Summit, Tuesday, January 15, 2019! REGISTRATION:  $30 Student     $75  Participant Register Online        Include name(s) of individuals attending, and an email address   OR Send a check, payable to CRCC to 12233 N Flynn Rd, Livermore, CA  94550.  Include name(s) of individuals attending, and an email address for receipt. See also Donations, Booth Registration, and Sponsorship Registration...