Keeping Code and People at Home on the Range:
Positive Livestock and Recreation Interaction
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
With support from:
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
As grazing moves increasingly beyond previously private open rangelands onto public lands – where recreation is expected to increase – encounters between livestock and recreationists are also likely to increase. California’s Central Coast is a hotspot for graziers and recreationists alike, and an important region in which to address the challenges and synergies of concurrent grazing and recreation. Conflicts between recreationists, environmentalists, and ranchers can be minimized and benefits maximized with appropriate policies and creative management. Novel approaches to public education and collaborative land management are critical to reducing negative livestock-recreation encounters and enhancing the many benefits that these land uses and ecosystem services provide.
Join members of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition in a short workshop on improving interactions between recreation and livestock. Kristina Wolf will present her literature review and extensive interview data, followed by discussion and interactive learning. Participants will help by providing Ms. Wolf information that she will use to finalize her research project, which will be available later this year as a written report.
This is the CCRC’s 5th Rancher, Manager, and Scientist Forum on Rangeland Conservation, which was funded by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.
Register at this website:
This website also includes a detailed agenda.
There is no fee for this event. To keep the event low cost, there will be no food or refreshments: please bring your own, if needed.
Registration deadline: 5 p.m. September 8.
If you register and then find you cannot attend, please let us know, as soon as you know. There are often waiting lists for such events, so someone else will appreciate attending in your stead. Also, our funders subsidize the costs of these events…help us not waste funding by letting us know if you need to cancel. Failure to cancel, not showing up without notice, etc., may jeopardize your ability to register for future events sponsored by our program.
For more information, contact:
Coordinator, Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training