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

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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

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)

Conservation Easement Payment Structures: Lump Sums, Annuities, and Payments for Ecosystems Services

Beef cattle photo by Sheila Barry

Rangeland owners in the Bay Area face substantial pressure to develop their land.  The short term financial gains from developing rangeland for vineyards or residential construction can be very large.  In Sonoma and Marin Counties several...

Fire Suppression photo by Sheila Barry
Fire Suppression photo by Sheila Barry

Checkerspot butterfly thrive in areas managed w cattle grazing. Photo by Sheila Barry
Checkerspot butterfly thrive in areas managed w cattle grazing. Photo by Sheila Barry

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:27 PM
Tags: ecosystem services (1), PES (1), rangeland (9)

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)

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)

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