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The 3rd Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium


March 3-4, 2015 UC Davis Conference Center

This year's symposium focused on two topics at the intersection of science, policy and management on California’s working rangelands – water quality and sustainable public lands grazing.

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Symposium Presentations

Day 1: Rangeland Water Quality–An Educational, Research & Regulatory Update


State of the Science


Rangeland water quality planning, education and science in California

Ken Tate, Professor and Rangeland Watershed Specialist, UC Davis Russell L. Rustici Endowed Chair in Rangeland Watershed Sciences

Microbial water quality - Wildlife and livestock contributions

Rob Atwill, Professor and Director, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, UC Davis

Nutrient dynamics and water quality on rangelands

Randy Dahlgren, Professor of Soil Science, UC Davis Russell L. Rustici Endowed Chair in Rangeland Watershed Science

Water quality conditions associated with cattle grazing and recreation on national forest lands

Leslie Roche, Project Scientist, UC Davis

Education and Planning: Current Case Examples


Ranch water quality planning short courses: Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds

Morgan Doran, Director and Advisor for Livestock and Natural Resources, UCCE

Ranch water quality planning and implementation - Tomales Bay Watershed

Nancy Scolari, Executive Director, Marin County Resource Conservation District

Santa Barbara rangeland water quality program

Anne Coates Executive Director, Cachuma Resource Conservation District

Rangeland Policy and Regulations


Current status and future directions in water quality policy and regulations on grazing lands (presented on day 2)

Patty Kouyoumdjian, Executive Officer, Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Region


Day 2: Sustainable Public Lands Grazing: Policy, Management & Science


Public Lands Grazing: Central challenges and opportunities


The public and private lands connection

Lynn Huntsinger, Professor, UC Berkeley

Public lands grazing perspectives from ranchers

Brenda Richards, President of Public Lands Council and Idaho Cattle Rancher

Establishing a vision for policy and research to implement sustainable public lands management

Noelle Cremers, Director, Natural Resources and Commodities, CA Farm Bureau Federation

State of the Science


Sustainable livestock grazing on public rangelands – Striking a multiple use balance

Ken Tate, Professor and Rangeland Watershed Specialist, UC Davis Russell L. Rustici Endowed Chair in Rangeland Watershed Sciences

Public lands grazing and conservation: Citizen and stakeholder perspectives

Mark Brunson, Professor, Utah State University

Case example of public lands partnerships


New partnerships in public lands grazing - Curry Canyon Ranch

George Phillips, Land Conservation Manager, Save Mt. Diablo
Carissa Koopmann Rivers, Rancher

Meeting Public Land Objectives on the Sacramento River NWR with Managed Grazing

Tony Turri, Turri Family Farms
Kelly Moroney, Refuge Manager, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Meeting Public Land Objectives on the Sacramento River NWR with Managed Grazing

Tony Turri, Turri Family Farms
Kelly Moroney, Refuge Manager, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Looking back at a successful public lands journey

Tim Koopmann, Water Resource Specialist and Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

See previous year's Rangeland Science Symposium presentations >>2013 >>2012

 

 

 

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