UCCE rangeland monitoring template helps public land cattle ranchers meet grazing standards
Advisor Emeritus Neil McDougald setting up an exclosure cage on a Sierra meadow
What Has ANR Done?UCCE Advisors and Specialists worked together to conduct a collaborative rangeland monitoring research project in Lassen and Modoc Counties to measure annual grazing use to correlate with existing rangeland trend data. The monitoring methods findings were shared with US Forest Service and livestock grazing permittees as a template for the required grazing standards monitoring.
Shared data improved ability to meet standardsPublic land cattle ranchers more easily and consistently met required grazing standards on the Lassen National Forest in 2016 season, as determined through observation and the data collected at 17 sampling locations on the Lassen National Forest. The expected long-term impact is the sustained meadow and rangeland function and ecosystem health along with economically viable ranches dependent on public land grazing.
Supporting Unit:Lassen County
David Lile, County Director, Cooperative Extension Lassen County, firstname.lastname@example.org; Leslie Roche, Cooperative Extension Specialist, email@example.com; Ken Tate, The Russell L. Rustici Rangeland Water Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org; Laura Snell, Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor, email@example.com