Colusa County
University of California
Colusa County

California Rangelands Day

Date: June 3, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact: Hannah Bird (707) 744 1424 ext 105

Sponsor: Hopland Research and Extension Center

Location: 4070 University Road, Hopland

Event Details

Join UCCE, RCDs, researchers and ranchers on this tour of the beautiful UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) to better understand the innovations and challenges on rangelands in Northern California. This event is part of an ongoing series hosted by the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition as part of their “Celebrating the Diversity of California’s Rangelands and Ranching” series. This day is designed for land managers, ranchers, agencies, non-profits and all those with a stake in the future of our rangeland habitat.

8:30am-9am: Coffee, welcome, overview of the day


  • Brief summary of research conducted at HREC and overview of research of interest to California rangelands - Dr. Kim Rodrigues, UC HREC Director
  • Tracing the microbially-mediate fate of root carbon in CA grassland soil - Katerina Estera, ESPM, UC Berkeley
  • Initial Efficacy indicators for not-lethal tools at HREC and future plans for research - Alex McInturff, ESPM, UC Berkeley
  • Integrated Management of goatgrass and medusahead on invaded annual grasslands - Travis Bean, UC Riverside, CE Assistant Weed Science Specialist
  • Carbon footprint of CA sheep production - Holland Dougherty
  • What does Carbon Farming mean for your ranch and how to do it - Kari Wester, Sonoma County Resource Conservation District

10:30am- 1:30: Driving tour of HREC, including lunch (provided) in the field

1:30-2pm: Wrap up of the day at Shippey Hall

Cost: $30, includes lunch

Click here to register online
Registration deadline 5pm, May 29th


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