VISION -- Protect all the threatened elements of rangeland ecosystems, including endangered species, soil, water, ranchers, agency managers, and the rangelands themselves.
MISSION -- Use our unique combination of expertise in conservation science and rangeland management, especially in California, to help clients succeed in their missions and cooperate with one another. We explore together to find solutions that meet the needs of diverse stakeholders.
We provide the following rangeland conservation services:
1. Comprehensive Rangeland Assessment and Management Planning
Monitoring and Grazing Lease/Easement Supervision
3. Investigations for Legal Cases Involving Livestock and Rangelands
Our specialties include:
- Grazing Prescriptions
- Grazing-Related Infrastructure
- Conservation Lands
- Scientific Investigations and Expert Panels
We excel at listening to your needs, then leading technical teams, using the best available science, to assess your circumstances and assist with planning, implementing, monitoring, and adapting to future changes.
Please request our Statement of Qualifications.
by L. Ford--(left) typical effects of well-managed
spring grazing by cattle on wildflowers and
butterfly habitat, grazing on the right, excluded
on the left (Santa Clara County, Calif.); (middle)
an ideal stock pond for California red-legged
frog habitat, partly fenced with grazing by
cattle on the left, excluded on the right (Contra
Costa County, Calif.); and (right) an ideal
stock pond for California tiger salamander habitat,
no exclusion of cattle grazing (Alameda County,
Lawrence "Larry" D. Ford,
Principal and Senior Rangeland Conservation Scientist
5984 Plateau Drive, Felton, CA 95018-9253
Email: fordld "at" sbcglobal.net
Pete Van Hoorn,
Associate Rangeland Conservation Scientist and Project Manager
Email: petevanhoorn "at" gmail.com
1. Central Coast Rangeland Coalition (CCRC) spring meeting April 18, Fremont--registration open
Registration is open for the CCRC's spring meeting, April 18, 2013 starting at 8:30am. “Open Range, Open Parks, Open Minds: Opportunities for Outreach in Grazed Parks and Ranches” will address managing visitor use alongside livestock operations and explore opportunities for public Outreach. This meeting will be held at the Board of Trustees Meeting Room, Student Services Center, Ohlone College, Fremont, with afternoon field activities at Mission Peak Regional Preserve, East Bay Regional Parks District. Click here or more information and registration.
2. California Pacific Section Society for Range Management (CalPac) spring meeting and tour April 24-25, Redding, CA (registration not yet open)
The CalPac SRM spring meeting and tour will be held April 24-25 near Redding. The tour will visit the JS Ranch (Millville), Bonnie Crag Ranch (Shingletown), and Hawes Ranch (Anderson). Registration is not available yet. When available, get more info at the CalPac website.
3. Presentations available from the 2nd Rangeland Science Symposium and 8th Annual California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit, UC Davis January 24-25, 2013
The presentations from the Rangeland Science Symposium are available by clicking here; and from the Summit by clicking here.
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