2021 Virtual Rangeland Summit

Welcome to the 2021 Virtual Rangeland Summit hosted by the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition and the University of California Cooperative Extension. The downside of COVID meant that we were not able to join together in Stockton to listen to speakers and share stories.  But the upside is that all of the talks have been recorded, and even if you missed a talk, you can find it here!  The Chat Q&A is also provided for each presentation. We hope that we will be able to meet in Stockton in 2022, but we will probably have some virtual aspect since we heard from participants how this format made it easier for those who live further away to participate.  Be sure you are on the email list for the "Rangeland Linkages" to keep up to date on the Coalition's activities.  

Earth to Sky Presentations

Evaluating the Use of a Multi-Drone System to Monitor Rangeland Landscapes.  Dr. Libby Porzig, Point Blue


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Innovation and Installation of Barb-Wire Fencing. Chris Hannekan, Southwest Fencing


Match.Graze: Find your Perfect Match through Grazing.  Dr. Stephanie Larson, University of California Cooperative Extension


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Virtual Fencing to Hear and Exclude Cattle.  Dr. Dana Campbell, CSIRO Australia.

Data Presentations

Ranching Reboot with Red Hills Rancher and PastureMap. CK Wisniewski and Brian Alexander


California Rangelands, NRCS, and Conservation Stewardship.  Carlos Suarez, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Using the Rangeland Analysis Platform for Management and Conservation.  Jeremy Maestes, NRCS and Matt Jones, University of Montana


Getting Down into the Weeds: How Mapping Invasive Plants Informs Landscape-level Prioritization. Doug Johnson, California Invasive Plant Council


COMET Planner: Quantifying Carbon Sequestration and GHG Emissions Reductions from Voluntary Agricultural Conservation Practices. Dr. Adam Chambers, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Range Manager of the Year Presentation. Marc Horney and Royce Larsen, Cal Pac Society for Range Management

Low Tech Restoration Presentations

Low tech Restoration – How to Use It on Your Ranch. Dr. Joe Wheaton, Utah State


Doty Ravine Restoration: An Experiment in Running Cattle and Beaver. Damion Ciotti, USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife


Picture Stories of a Modoc Ranch Riparian Restoration Over Time and the Agency and NGOs Collaboration to Make It Happen.  Glenn Nader, Witcher Creek.


Native American Burning for Cultural Resources.  Ron Goode, North Fork Mono


Animal Technology Presentations

Using Livestock Guardian Dogs as a Livestock Protection Tool. Dr. Carolyn Whitesell, University  of Californai Cooperative Extension, San Mateo County


Low-cost Technology for Tracking Livestock Guardian Dog Behavior. Dan Macon, California Wool Growers Association


Using Camera Traps to Learn about Wildlife and Livestock on the Range.  Dr. Felix Ratcliff, LD Ford, Consultants in Rangeland Conservation Science


Living with Lions.  Michelle Blake, Mountain Lion Foundation


Working Dogs and Livestock: Demonstration and Discussion. Bonnie Richardson and Mike Collins


Excellence in Range Management. Devi Rao, Cal Pac Society for Range Management