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Livestock Grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore

Grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore

The Santa Rosa Junior College Range Management class toured Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) to learn about the park history, livestock grazing, and issues surrounding public land management. The class met with Range Management Specialist, Dylan Voeller, Rich Grossi, a 4th generation rancher, and Rich Grossi's granddaughters, 6th generation.  The class learned about the direct link between urban consumers and local food producers, providing a powerful conduit for educating the...

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:28 AM
Tags: endangered (1), grazing (6), Point Reyes (1), special status (1)

Research Opportunity for Diversified Crops and Livestock Farms

Sheep in Vineyard

Drs. Alda Pires and Maurice Pitesky, along with PhD epidemiology student Laura Patterson, from UC Davis joined with Dr. Stephanie Larson, Director of UCCE Sonoma County, to present a seminar titled “Farming 101: Diversified Crop and Livestock Farming” at the UCCE office in Santa Rosa. About 30 small-scale diversified farmers with diverse livestock (e.g., sheep, goats, poultry, pig, rabbits and cattle)  and crops (e.g., vegetables, fruit trees, wine grapes) attended the...

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 1:19 PM
Tags: crops (1), livestock (1), research (1)

Grazing at Pepperwood Preserve

Portable electric fence at Pepperwood Preserve

The Santa Rosa Junior College Range Management class visited Pepperwood Preserve to learn about the livestock grazing program and their range management plan's goals.  Pepperwood Preserve is a 3,120-acre nature preserve in northeast Sonoma County owned and operated by the non-profit Pepperwood Foundation. The preserve is a mosaic of grasslands, oak woodlands, Douglas-fir forests and chaparral. The annual rainfall averages 34 inches and almost entirely comes between October and May. The...

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 11:34 AM
Tags: grazing (6), Pepperwood (1)

Ecosystem Services Interpretative Signage

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The University of California Cooperative Extension recognized rangelands and their importance in Sonoma County, creating the “Ecosystem Services Interpretative Signage” to increase awareness and knowledge of park visitors, mangers and decisions makers of working rangelands and the ecosystem services. Rangelands are also referred to as working landscapes, are locally managed and provide essential biological, scenic, economic, and recreational values locally and throughout the world....

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:39 PM
Tags: cattle (1), Grazing (6), Rangelands (2)

IPM Workshop: New Worker Protection Standards


  Is your pesticide safety training in compliance with the new Worker Protection Standard? — Sarah Risorto and Lisa Blecker, UC IPM Pesticide Safety Education Program Local Workshops: April 6Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Inc.4401 Slusser RoadClass conducted in English April 7Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Inc.4401 Slusser RoadEsta clase será en Españo Register online We are...

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:32 PM
Tags: IPM (3)

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