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California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit

January 24 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm PST


California Rangelands, Ranching Stewardship, and 30 x 30

Learn the value of California Rangelands and how the ranchers who steward them can help address state and federal climate strategy goals, conserve 30% of land and water by 2030.

This VIRTUAL PROGRAM will include social time, breaks and will seek discussion.

8:30 am. Morning Coffee and Social Time – Bring your own coffee and visit online as colleagues gather.

9:00 am WELCOME! Bre Owens, Chair and Rancher and Michael Delbar, CEO CA Rangeland Trust and Rancher

The Return on Investment & Ecosystem Services Provided by Protected Rangelands. Dr. Lynn Hutsinger and Dr. Van Butsic, UC Berkeley.

California 30×30 Strategy – How do rangelands fit? Jennifer Norris, PhD, Deputy Secretary, CA Dept of Resources

US 30×30 Strategy – What does it mean for western rangelands? Zachary Bodhane, Policy Director, Western Landowners Alliance


Sustaining beneficial grazing on protected lands

  • Lance Criley, US Forest Service and Certified Rangeland Manager and Tracie Nelson, CA Fish & Wildlife
  • Lewis Reed, Mid-Peninsula Open Space District

What policies are needed to protect rangelands and keep them working lands?

  • The land trust perspective, Michael Delbar, CA Rangeland Trust, Kara Heckert, American Farmland Trust, Charlotte Mitchell, California Farmland Trust
  • Audubon Conservation Ranching Initiative, Pelayo Alvarez, PhD, Audubon California
  • Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program, Jack Rice, Rancher Technical Assistance Program
  • (Think about your organizational or business policy wish-list.)

Breakouts to discuss morning session

LUNCH BREAK. Breakouts are available for social time. Photo Slides Show

Range Manager of the Year, a presentation by Cal-Pacific Chapter Society of Range Management

Current Research

  • Can research predict long range climate and how that impacts rangeland production? Annie Taylor, UC Berkeley
  • How does climate change affect species composition? Point Blue
  • California’s Climate-Smart Ag Research and Extension. Leslie Roche, PhD, UC Davis

What will ranchers need to be sustainable to meet these challenges?

  • Jaime and Robert Irwin, Kaos Sheep Outfit
  • Doug Freitas, Mission Livestock

Wrap Up. Wendell Gilgert, Conversation Facilitator

2:30 pm – ADJOURN. Thank you for your participation!


January 24 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm PST

Cost: 30 – 75



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