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Outstanding in the Field: North Coast Rangeland

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...

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

Impact of Grazing on Endangered Species

Cattle on rangeland

Through the 1980's, 1990's, and into the early 2000's, efforts to conserve threatened and endangered (special status) species on western rangelands often meant removing livestock ranching.  Research findings, demonstration results, and failed...

1 Sonoma Alopecurus (Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis), UC Berkeley
1 Sonoma Alopecurus (Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis), UC Berkeley

Sonoma Alopecurus (Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis), UC Berkeley

2 Sonoma Spineflower (Chorizanthe valida), UC Berkeley
2 Sonoma Spineflower (Chorizanthe valida), UC Berkeley

Sonoma Spineflower (Chorizanthe valida), UC Berkeley

3 Myrtles silverspot butterfy, David Kelly, USFWS
3 Myrtles silverspot butterfy, David Kelly, USFWS

3 Myrtles silverspot butterfy, David Kelly, USFWS

4 Dog violet (Viola adunca), SSU
4 Dog violet (Viola adunca), SSU

4 Dog violet (Viola adunca), SSU

5 Bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare), UC Davis
5 Bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare), UC Davis

5 Bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare), UC Davis

6 Italian Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus), UC Irvine
6 Italian Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus), UC Irvine

6 Italian Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus), UC Irvine

7 Western Snowy Plover, Michael L Baird, Defenders of Wildlife
7 Western Snowy Plover, Michael L Baird, Defenders of Wildlife

7 Western Snowy Plover, Michael L Baird, Defenders of Wildlife

8 California red-legged frog, UC Davis
8 California red-legged frog, UC Davis

8 California red-legged frog, UC Davis

9 Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense), CaliforniaHerps.com
9 Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense), CaliforniaHerps.com

9 Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense), CaliforniaHerps.com

10 Invasive coyote brush, UC Davis
10 Invasive coyote brush, UC Davis

10 Invasive coyote brush, UC Davis

11 Invasive Himalayan blackberry, UC Davis
11 Invasive Himalayan blackberry, UC Davis

11 Invasive Himalayan blackberry, UC Davis

Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 2:25 PM
Tags: Biodiversity (1), Rangeland (9)

Ecosystem Services Curriculum and Interpretative Trail Signage

Cattle grazing on Taylor Mountain near Santa Rosa

In California, including Sonoma County, lands deemed “open space or protected land”, whether in private or public ownership, are frequently grazed by beef cattle. Cattle grazing supports the raising of beef cattle for meat and other...

Trail Sign Panel: California Grazing
Trail Sign Panel: California Grazing

Cattle grazing on Taylor Mountain near Santa Rosa
Cattle grazing on Taylor Mountain near Santa Rosa

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:15 AM
Tags: Taylor Mountain (3)

Point Reyes - Grazing, Elks and Cattle

Point Reyes Elk

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...

Point Reyes Elk
Point Reyes Elk

Point Reyes Elk

Posted on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:36 AM
Tags: Elk (1), Grazing (10), Rangeland (9)

Beef Cattle: Ambassadors to Rangeland Preservation

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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 (9), Taylor Mountain (3)

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