4th Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium
March 23-24, 2017 — UC Davis Conference Center
The goal of this event is to engage ranchers, land managers, researchers, and policymakers in co-developing actionable science for sustainable rangelands. The symposium will focus on partnerships surrounding a variety of topics including: sustaining water resources, coping with drought, habitat conservation, and enhancing profitability.
Model Partnerships on Public Lands to Address Human Health - Water Quality Concerns
- Grazing on a Municipal Watershed - Tim Koopmann, Water Resource Specialist and Manager Emeritus, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
- Best Management Practices at the Ranch to Minimize Pathogen Loading– Ken Tate, Professor and CE Specialist in Rangeland Watershed Sciences, UC Davis
Model Partnerships on Private Lands to Address Endangered Species Habitat Impairment
- The Yager/Van Duzen Environmental Stewards (YES) - Dina Moore, Rancher
- Best Management Practices to Reduce Soil Loss and Erosion on the Ranch - David Lewis, UC Cooperative Extension
Building Alliances I — Importance of Partnerships between Science, Practice, and Policy to Solve the Big Issues Facing Our Rangeland and Ranching Communities.
- Rangeland Conservation Successes - Michael Delbar, Chief Operating Officer, CRT
- CA Grazing Water Quality Partnership - Dan Macon, Assistant Specialist, UC Davis
Building Alliances II — Importance of Partnerships between Science, Practice, and Policy to Solve the Big Issues Facing Our Rangeland and Ranching Communities.
Collaborative Grazing Lands Water Resource Management – DeeDee D'Adamo, Member, CA State Water Resources Control Board
- In Pursuit of Sustainable Agriculture and Healthy Soils - Jenny Lester Moffitt, Deputy Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
- A Deep Commitment to Problem Solving Research, Teaching, and Extension - Helene Dillard, Dean, UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Mixer and Poster Session
Rustici Rangeland Endowments for Undergraduate Scholarship, Research, and Extension Education
- Ken Tate, Professor and CE Specialist in Rangeland Watershed Sciences, UC Davis
Model Partnership among Scientists, Ranchers, and Conservation Professionals to Conduct Adaptive Grazing Management for Production and Conservation Goals
- Justin Derner, Research Leader, USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources Systems Research Unit and Director, Central Plains Experimental Range Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) site, Colorado
- Dana Bowman, Rancher, Crow Valley Livestock Cooperative, Inc.
Model Partnerships in Grass-Banking to Benefit Local Ranchers and Conserve Species
- Brian Martin, Program Director, Montana, The Nature Conservancy
- Contributions from TNC Ranching Partners
A New Addition – The Rustici Range Tour
- Tracy Schohr, Junior Specialist, UC Davis
Model Partnerships between Scientists, Ranchers, and Policy-Makers to Cope with California’s Historic Drought
- Coping with drought: Insights from rancher decision-making - Leslie Roche, CE Specialist in Rangeland Science and Management, UC Davis
Past Rustici Rangeland Science Symposiums & Tours
The Rustici Rangeland Symposium was established in 2012 with the goal of linking land managers, producers and researchers to create impactful change on California rangelands, and showcase research supported by the Rustici Endowment.