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Outstanding in the Field: North Coast Rangeland

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...

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

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

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM

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 (2), easements (1), Grazing (10), rangeland (9)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources

Importance of Working Landscapes to California's Economy and Climate Change

Rangeland grazing in Sonoma County (Photo Credit: USDA)

To accelerate California's policy leadership in the face of global crises like water scarcity, climate change and uneven economic development between urban and rural areas, it is essential to recognize of the importance of the state's natural capital,...

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 9:21 AM
  • Author: Stephanie Larson
  • Author: Adam Livingston
  • From: California Economic Summit

Carbon Sequestration on Rangelands: Addressing Climate Change

Fig 1: Loren Poncia checking sugar levels of grass

Carbon is the energy currency of most biological systems, including agricultural ecosystems. All agricultural production originates from the process of plant photosynthesis, which uses sunshine to combine carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air with water and...

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:27 PM
Tags: carbon (1), greenhouse (1), rangeland (9)

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