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3 Steps to Take When Finding a Suspected Livestock Predator Kill

3 Steps to Take When Finding a Suspected Livestock Predator Kill

Tracy Schohr, UCCE Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, Plumas, Sierra, and Butte Counties  This blog post was adapted from the UCCE Plumas, Sierra, and Butte Counties Newsletter – December 2017   In California, livestock depredation is a growing concern across rural counties with mountain lions, bears, coyotes, and now wolves in the landscape. When you encounter […]

UC Rangelands Fall 2017 Newsletter

UC Rangelands Fall 2017 Newsletter

Schohr joins UCCE as New Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor UC Rangeland’s is excited to announce Tracy Schohr as the new Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor for Butte, Plumas and Sierra Counties. Since 2012, Tracy has worked with the UC Rangelands team on multiple research and outreach projects. During this time, she earned a Master of […]

Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium Speaker Highlight – Bi-State Sage

Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium Speaker Highlight – Bi-State Sage Grouse Local Area Working Group: Voluntary Partnership Rather than Regulatory Driven Conservation

Steve Lewis, Extension Educator, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Steve Fulstone, Rancher and Member of the Bridgeport Ranchers Organization Located across 4.5 million acres on the central California-Nevada border, the Bi-State sage grouse is distinctly different from other greater sage grouse populations found across the western United States. The bird was once proposed for listing […]

2017 Rustici Science Symposium – Speaker Highlights & Poster Session

2017 Rustici Science Symposium – Speaker Highlights & Poster Session

The goal of the 4th Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium is to engage ranchers, land managers, researchers, and policymakers in co-developing actionable science, policy, and management to sustain rangelands. The symposium will focus on partnerships surrounding a variety of topics, including: sustaining water resources; coping with drought; habitat conservation; and enhancing ranch profitability. Click here for […]

2017 Rustici Science Symposium – Speaker Highlights & Poster Session

2017 Rustici Science Symposium – Speaker Highlights & Poster Session

The goal of the 4th Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium is to engage ranchers, land managers, researchers, and policymakers in co-developing actionable science, policy, and management to sustain rangelands. The symposium will focus on partnerships surrounding a variety of topics, including: sustaining water resources; coping with drought; habitat conservation; and enhancing ranch profitability. Click here for […]

2017 Rustici Science Symposium – Speaker Highlights

2017 Rustici Science Symposium – Speaker Highlights

Managing Livestock Grazing on Watersheds Supplying Drinking Water Tim Koopmann, Water Resource Specialist and Manager Emeritus, San Francisco PUC ​ Ken Tate, Professor and CE Specialist in Rangeland Watershed Sciences, UC Davis About 80% of California’s surface water supply is either derived from, or stored on grazed rangeland watersheds. Concerns about linkages between livestock as […]

Annual Grasslands as Working Landscapes

Annual Grasslands as Working Landscapes

Download fact sheet here Background California’s annual rangelands include open grasslands and woodlands dominated by an understory of herbaceous annual plants in the state’s valleys and low elevation mountains and foothills. These largely privately owned lands span 10 million acres and produce nearly 70% of the state’s livestock forage base. Therefore, annual rangelands provide a […]

Just Published! Coping with Drought via Adaptive Rangeland Decision-Ma...

Just Published! Coping with Drought via Adaptive Rangeland Decision-Making

Grazinglands support the livelihoods of millions of people around the world. These working landscapes include livestock-grazed rangelands and pasturelands and occupy an estimated one-quarter to two-fifths of the world’s land surface—making them the largest and most biologically and physically diverse land resources in the world. Severe and widespread droughts pose substantial and recurrent economic and […]

UC Rangelands Fall 2016 Newsletter

UC Rangelands Fall 2016 Newsletter

Save the Date! You are invited to participate in the 4th Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium scheduled for March 23-24, 2017 at the UC Davis campus. The goal of this event is to engage ranchers, land managers, researchers, and policymakers in co-developing actionable science to sustain grazinglands. The symposium will address multiple challenges across grazinglands, including sustaining […]