UCCE Sonoma County
University of California
UCCE Sonoma County

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 livestock and range 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.



On This Site

  • Sonoma Sustainable Initiative a multidisciplinary approach to managing working landscapes in Sonoma County.
  • Drought Management strategies for livestock & range management.
  • 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.

Livestock & Range Management


UCCE Livestock & Range Blogs

US/Mexico Border Wall and Impacts on Rangeland

Species list, see description

This spring, I am teaching the Santa Rosa Junior College Rangeland Management class.  This is my opportunity to educate aspiring students on the importance of rangelands and how to manage them. Their educational experiences include...

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment,Natural Resources

The Rancher: A Threatened Species

Spring 2019 SRJC Range Management Class at Sonoma County Regional Park: Taylor Mountain

This spring, I am teaching the Santa Rosa Junior College Rangeland Management class.  This is my opportunity to educate aspiring students on the importance of rangelands and how to manage them. Their educational experiences include classroom...

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:46 AM
Tags: Grazing (10), range management (4)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources

Will livestock grazing on rangelands reduce the potential for and severity of wildfires?

Grazing could have reduced/eliminated the shrubs growing near this subdivision

UCCE Sonoma County along with other UC colleagues, recently received a grant to identify the impact of grazing on the frequency and severity of wildfire in California. The project will ask three specific questions: Does grazing reduce the likelihood...

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture,Environment,Natural Resources

Prescriptive Grazing as a Vegetation Management Tool

Prescriptive Grazing as a Vegetation Management Tool  Stephanie Larson & John Gorman  Working landscape ecosystems provide benefits to the landowner and to all life forms living or passing through that land.  Neighbors benefit with...

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:55 PM
  • Author: Stephanie Larson
  • Editor: J. M.
Tags: Grazing (10)

Grazing, Fire Risk Management, Affirmative Agricultural Easements & Alternative Payment Structures

grazing 1

Eight months after devastating fires swept through Sonoma County, our community has rallied to an ongoing recovery. Still, the tragedy of those wildfires remains fresh in the minds of our friends and neighbors. The lives and property that were lost last...

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11:03 AM
  • Author: Stephanie Larson
  • Author: Reid Johnsen
  • Editor: J. M.
Tags: cattle (10), easements (1), Grazing (10), rangeland (19)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources

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