Managing for Drought

Ranchers and researchers working together to develop management tools for adaptation strategies for drought.

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Public Lands Grazing

Mountain meadows and riparian areas across the western United States constitute a unique and critical natural resource.

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Irrigated Pasturelands

We are working with land managers to develop research, training, and extension programs on irrigated pastureland enhancement strategies.

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News and Highlights

 Do you know California farmers, ranchers, foresters and other private landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources? Encourage them to apply for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.  The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are currently accepting applications. >>More

Now Available! Comparing Herbaceous Plant Communities in Active and Passive Riparian Restoration   Understanding the efficacy of passive (reduction or cessation of environmental stress) and active (typically involving planting or seeding) restoration strategies is important for the design of successful revegetation of degraded riparian habitat. This study examines the application of these techniques, and compares restoration outcomes.   >>More

Now Available! Multiple Ecosystem Services in a Working Landscape   We examined the differences in ecosystem services provided by oak woodlands, oak savannas and annual grasslands. This work highlights the benefits of landscape diversity in vegetative states to support both agricultural and conservation goals. It also provides a working example of how state-and-transition models can be used in developing conservation programs and incentives.   >>More

Introducing the Rangeland Research & Education Archive Provides access to online education resources including over 700 publications and reports on pasture and rangelands. >>More


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