4th Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium


March 23-24, 2017 — UC Davis Conference Center

The Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium seeks to engage ranchers, land managers, researchers, and policymakers in co-developing actionable science for sustainable rangelands. The 2017 symposium focused on partnerships surrounding a variety of topics including: sustaining water resources, coping with drought, habitat conservation, and enhancing profitability.

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DAY 1 - THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017


9:00 am     Registration Open and Light Refreshments

9:45 am     Welcome - Leslie Roche, CE Specialist in Rangeland Management, UC Davis

Model Partnerships on Public Lands to Address Human Health - Water Quality Concerns

10:00 am     Grazing on a Municipal Watershed - Tim Koopmann, Water Resource Specialist and Manager Emeritus, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

10:30 am     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

11:00 am     Best Management Practices to Reduce Soil Loss and Erosion on the Ranch - David Lewis, UC Cooperative Extension

11:30 am     The Yager/Van Duzen Environmental Stewards (YES) - Dina Moore, Rancher

12:00 pm     LUNCH (included with registration)

Building Alliances I — Importance of Partnerships in Science, Practice, and Policy to Solve the Big Issues Facing Our Rangeland and Ranching Communities

1:15 pm     Rangeland Conservation Successes - Michael Delbar, Chief Operating Officer, California Rangeland Trust

1:45 pm     Bi-State Sage Grouse Local Area Working Group: Voluntary Partnership Rather than Regulatory Driven Conservation  - Steve Lewis, Extension Educator, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Steve Fulstone, Rancher and Member of the Bridgeport Ranchers Organization

2:45 pm     BREAK

Building Alliances II — Importance of Partnerships in Science, Practice, and Policy to Solve the Big Issues Facing Our Rangeland and Ranching Communities

3:00 pm     CA Grazing Water Quality Partnership - Dan Macon, Assistant Specialist, UC Davis

3:30 pm     Collaborative Grazing Lands Water Resource Management – Dorene D'Adamo, Member, CA State Water Resources Control Board

4:00 pm     In Pursuit of Sustainable Agriculture and Healthy Soils -  Jenny Lester Moffitt, Deputy Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture 

4:30 pm     A Deep Commitment to Problem Solving Research, Teaching, and Extension - Helene Dillard, Dean, UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

4:50 pm     MIXER AND POSTER SESSION (included with full registration and March 23 registration, separate ticket available)


DAY 2 - FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017


8:00 am     Registration Open and Light Refreshments

8:45 am     Rustici Rangeland Endowments for Undergraduate Scholarship, Research, and Extension Education - Ken Tate, Professor and CE Specialist in Rangeland Watershed Sciences, UC Davis

Model Partnerships among Scientists, Ranchers, and Conservation Professionals to Conduct Adaptive Grazing Management for Production and Conservation Goals

9:15 am     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

9:45 am     Dana Bowman, Rancher, Crow Valley Livestock Cooperative, Inc.

10:15 am     BREAK

Model Partnerships in Grass-Banking to Benefit Local Ranchers and Conserve Species

10:45 am     Brian Martin, Program Director, Montana, The Nature Conservancy - With Contributions from TNC Ranching Partners

11:45 am     A New Addition – The Rustici Range Tour - Tracy Schohr, Junior Specialist, UC Davis

12:00 pm     LUNCH (included with registration)

Model Partnerships to Address Water Scarcity and Security for Production and Conservation

1:15 pm     Safe Harbor Partnership on the Shasta River: Salmon, Weeds, Riparian Grazing, Irrigation and Flow Management – Jack Rice, California Farm Bureau Federation and Carissa Rivers, UC Cooperative Extension.

2:00 pm     Partnerships to Cope with drought: Insights from Rancher Decision-Making - Leslie Roche, CE Specialist in Rangeland Management, UC Davis

2:30 pm     CONCLUDING REMARKS

2:40 pm     ADJOURN


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.

Water Quality & Sustainable Public Lands Grazing
2016 Rustici Rangeland Science
Tour

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Water Quality & Sustainable Public Lands Grazing
2015 Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium

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Integrating Rangeland Science, Practice, Partnerships and Policy
2013 Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium

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Managing Rangelands for Multiple Ecosystem Services
2012 Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium

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