UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences





Our research and outreach focuses on the diverse managed ecosystems that comprise California rangelands. We study and promote management to support the multitude of services that rangelands provide to society. >>More


Increasing Flexibility in Rangeland Management During Drought Ecosphere >>More
Montane Meadow Plant Community Response to Livestock Grazing Environ. Manag. >>More
Western Land Managers will Need all Available Tools for Adapting to Climate Change, Including Grazing Environ. Manag. >>More


Ranching and California's Drought A Workshop and Webcast On November 7th this workshop will tell you the story of the Drought Monitor, in particular how the map may help you qualify for drought relief assistance – and how local California experience and information can be used to inform the drought mapping process. Results will also be shared from current studies of how ranchers are impacted by and managing for drought on their ranches, as well as on the newest livestock drought feeding strategies. The California state climatologist will present the forecast for the coming season. >>More  >>PDF

1st Rangeland Watershed Laboratory Newsletter In an effort to increase communication with rangeland stakeholders in California and the greater West, we will be sharing with you periodically a newsletter featuring invitations to our events, highlights on rangeland research and updates on our ongoing research projects. >>More

Drought: Ranchers' Perspective and Management Strategies Policy Brief May 2014 >>More

Farmer and Rancher Voices from the Drought The California drought is having a profound effect on the state's farm and ranch families. This page features their stories. >>More


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