Russell L. Rustici Rangeland Endowments

Russell L. Rustici was a Lake County cattle rancher and philanthropist with a deep interest in cattle ranching and preservation of rangeland ecosystems. He worked with and supported several University of California professors, Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisers for over 20 years on research and education related to California rangelands. Mr. Rustici established gifts which perpetually fund three endowed rangeland faculty positions, a rangeland and cattle research and outreach support program, and a scholarship program to assist undergraduates interested in rangeland science and management. Learn more about Mr. Rustici and his legacy of supporting California rangelands here.