Outstanding in the Field: North Coast Rangeland
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...
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
2 Sonoma Spineflower (Chorizanthe valida), UC Berkeley
3 Myrtles silverspot butterfy, David Kelly, USFWS
4 Dog violet (Viola adunca), SSU
5 Bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare), UC Davis
6 Italian Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus), UC Irvine
7 Western Snowy Plover, Michael L Baird, Defenders of Wildlife
8 California red-legged frog, UC Davis
9 Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense), CaliforniaHerps.com
10 Invasive coyote brush, UC Davis
11 Invasive Himalayan blackberry, UC Davis
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
Cattle grazing on Taylor Mountain near Santa Rosa
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
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...