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Commitment to Working Rangelands

Together the Signatories form the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition (Coalition). They have pledged to work to preserve and enhance California’s rangeland for species of special concern, while supporting the long-term viability of the ranching industry that manages the rangeland.

coalition_quote1Signatories either conceptually support the work of the Coalition or are actively engaged in working on their own or with other partners to fulfill the underlying principles of the Coalition as stated in the Resolution .

Ongoing priorities are to acquire additional federal funding for conservation programs, coordinate permitting processes, encourage cooperative conservation projects, fulfill research gaps, conduct outreach on the positive role of managed grazing and provide incentives for ecosystem services.

1 Sheep Grazing Oak WoodlandsThe value of grazing and other land stewardship practices of California’s ranchers is being increasingly acknowledged as not only a preferred land use but also as an essential resource management tool. Published research studies on rangelands throughout California continue to document  the positive impacts of grazing.   For additional details please look over the rangeland research included on this site.