Just Published! Riparian health improves with managerial effort to implement livestock distribution practices A study conducted across 46 grazed riparian areas finds that appropriate managerial investments in grazing distributional practices can improve riparian health.
Just Published! Microbial Water Quality Conditions Associated with Livestock Grazing, Recreation, and Rural Residences in Mixed-Use Landscapes Study of fecal indicator bacteria concentrations associated with extensive livestock grazing, recreation, and rural residences in three watersheds in California found 87% of sample sites were below contemporary Escherichia coli-based microbial water quality standards.
Just Published! Increases in Soil and Woody Biomass Carbon Stocks as a Result of Rangeland Riparian Restoration Study concludes that revegetating rangeland streambanks for erosion control has a substantial additional benefit of mitigating global climate change, and should be considered in carbon accounting and any associated financial compensation mechanisms.
- Rangeland Management of Waterborne Pathogens from Livestock and WildlifeUC Cooperative Extension has put together extensive resources for training and education for ranch water quality planning for extension educators and technical trainers, which can be found here. This — read more
- Riparian Conservation in Grazed Landscapes – Management Effort MattersGrazing management practices such as herding, strategic placement of livestock nutritional supplements and drinking water stations, and strategic fencing have the potential to reduce negative impacts of livestock to riparian areas. — read more
Working Rangeland Wednesdays
Join us for Working Rangelands Wednesdays, where we explore topics around rangeland agriculture in California and across the West. The goal of this webinar series is to discuss challenges related to managing multiple-use rangelands through an applied, land manager-oriented lens.