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Livestock and Range Management

Stephanie Larson - Livestock & Range Management Advisor

The livestock and range program works with ranchers and producers, addressing such topics as animal health and welfare, marketing, and the management of range and natural resources. The program also cooperates with local resource agencies, conducting research in the wise stewardship of lands, humane methods of predator control, and sustainable agriculture for the livestock industry.

UCCE Livestock & Range Blogs

USFWS will not Pursue California Foothills Legacy Area

At the end of 2014, the US Fish and Wildlife Service sent notice to Kevin McCarthy's office that they will no longer be pursuing the establishment of the proposed California Foothills Legacy Area (CFLA). Reasons given include Congressional concerns and a...

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:35 PM

Beef Cattle: Ambassadors to Rangeland Preservation

Taylor Mtn DSC00912

As the instructor for the Santa Rosa Junior College Range Class, I give students an education about using livestock grazing as a tool in Sonoma County to manage resources; especially in our regional and state parks. I took my class to Taylor Mountain...

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11:07 AM
Tags: Rangeland (6), Taylor Mountain (2)

Outstanding Achievement Award For Research

Stephanie Larson (left) with SRM President Jenny Pluhar

Press release from Society for Range Management: Dr. Stephanie Larson received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Research at the Society for Range Management's 68th Annual Meeting held in Sacramento, California this February.  The...

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:43 PM

Taylor Mountain: A Different Experience for its Visitors

Taylor Mountain Wildflowers - Sonoma County Regional Parks picture

This semester, I am teaching Range Management at Santa Rosa Junior College.  I have asked my students to give their impressions of what they are learning in the form of a blog. This blog was written by student Emily Kohl. There are...

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2:54 PM
Tags: rangeland (6), Taylor Mountain (2)

Challenging Preconceptions in Rangeland Management

Cattle Graze near Santa Rosa

This semester, I am teaching Range Management at Santa Rosa Junior College.  I have asked my students to give their impressions of what they are learning in the form of a blog. This blog was written by student Brian Noyes. Rangeland Management...

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:29 AM

On This Site

  • Value Chain Analysis - These economic impact analyses provided estimates of how each agricultural business, dairy, grass-fed beef and grain operations, affect both job creation and generate business and tax revenue in the North Bay.
  • Rangeland Ecosystem Services - Includes information on different ecosystem services, existing ecosystem services markets, valuation tools, mitigation banks and government programs. It also includes Decision Support Matrices for rangeland ecosystems.  The DSM's provide an outline, complete with references, to assist with the management of specific ecosystems that can be found on California rangelands.
  • Grass-fed Livestock - Includes a video produced by UCCE Sonoma County outlining grass-fed livestock management practices as well as links to a variety of resources.
  • Our Rangelands: Exploring the rangelands of Sonoma County and Beyond - lesson plans for grades 4 through 6.
  • Resources - links to resources and sites about livestock and range management.
  • Fact Sheets - Pasture management and rangeland management fact sheets.
  • UCCE Livestock & Range Beef Cattle Information - Within the beef pages you’ll find information from UCCE livestock & natural resources advisors and specialists; UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine researchers; and Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) scientists grouped by topics.
  • eXtension Beef Cattle - links to the eXtension resources for Beef Cattle
  • eXtension Small Meat Processors - links to the eXtension resources for Small Meat Processors.

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