Livestock and Natural Resources
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Livestock and Natural Resources

Sheila J. Barry

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County Director Santa Clara / Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 282-3106
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San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
Alameda County
Contra Costa County

Biography

Sheila serves the San Francisco Bay area as a Natural Resource and Livestock Advisor. She conducts applied research on grassland and oak woodland management. Sheila works with cattle ranchers and public agencies to promote working landscapes that conserve biological diversity and protect water quality.

She has a Masters degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and Bachelors degrees in Agricultural Science and International Relations from University of California Davis. Sheila is licensed by the State of California as a Certified Rangeland Manager.

 

Work Information

Location: "Santa Clara County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Mateo County"
Program Area: "Livestock, Natural Resources"
Unit: Cooperative Extension

Other Information

Significant Other: Scott Barry
County: Santa Clara
Notes: "Currently Advisor in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties"

Education

M.S. Animal Science/ Range Science, Texas A&M. 1991
B.A.S. Agricultural Science and Management, International Relations, UC Davis. 1989

Specialty

Rangeland Ecology and Management, Beef Cattle Production, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management,

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Larson, S.; Barry, S., et al. (2015) "Understanding Working Rangelands: Bay Area Ranching Heritage: A Continuing Legacy". ANR Publication (8528), 5 p
  • Larson, S.; Barry, S., et al. (2015) "Understanding Working Rangelands: Caring for Cattle and Sheep to Provide Safe and Wholesome Meat". ANR Publication (8530), 9 p
  • Larson, S.; Barry, S., et al. (2015) "Understanding Working Rangelands: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Horses: What’s the Difference for Working Rangelands". ANR Publication (8524), 7 p
  • Barry, S.; Larson, S., et al. (2015) "Understanding Working Rangelands: Cows Need Water, Too: Water Sources, Wetlands and Riparian Areas". ANR Publication (8525), 5 p
  • Barry, S.; Larson, S., et al. (2015) "Understanding Working Rangelands: Grazing Systems Management". ANR Publication (8529), 5 p
  • Larson, S.; Barry, S., et al. (2015) "Understanding Working Rangelands: Sharing Open Space: What to Expect from Grazing Livestock". ANR Publication (8516), 5 p
  • Barry, S.; Larson, S., et al. (2015) "Understanding Working Rangelands: The Benefits of Livestock Grazing California’s Annual Grasslands". ANR Publication (8517), 7 p
  • Bartolome, J.; Allen-Diaz, B., et al. (2014). "Grazing For Biodiversity in California Mediterranean Grasslands." Rangelands 36(5): 36-43.
  • Barry, S. (2014). "Using Social Media to Discover Public Values, Interests, and Perceptions about Cattle Grazing on Park Lands." Environmental Management 53: 454-464.
  • Barry, S. (2013). Providing relevant context for fecal loading treatment rates applied to vernal pool mesocosms. Aquatic Botany. 104: 233.
  • Barry, S. (2013). Reply to response to "Providing relevant context for fecal loading treatment rates applied to vernal pool mesocosms". Aquatic Botany. 104: 236-238.
  • Barry, S.; Larson, S., et al. (2012). Using Ecosystem Payments for Ecosystem Services for Habitat Mitigation on Rangelands. Ft Lauderdale, Florida,
  • Barry, S.; King, W., et al. (2010). Opportunities to sustain "greener" farming: comparing impacts of water quality regulations in two catchments: Lake Taupo (NZ) and Tomales Bay, California (USA). New Zealand Grassland Association Proceedings.
  • George, M.; Barry, S., et al. (2008). Deep Clay Ecological Site Description (R015XI009CA). Ecological Site Information System. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  • George, M.; Barry, S., et al. (2008). Fine Loamy Upland Ecological Site Description (R015XI012CA). Ecological Site Information System. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  • Barry, S. (2008). Global Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Rangeland Managers. Western Beef Research Committee. CL 515: 3.
  • Barry, S. (2007). Maintaining Ranch Roads. Western Beef Research Committee. CL: 5xx, xpp.
  • Barry, S.; Schohr, T., et al. (2007). "The California Rangeland Conservation Coalition. Grazing Research Supports an Alliance for Working Landscapes." 29(3): 31-34.
  • Barry, S.; Larson, S., et al. (2006). California Native Grasslands: A Historical Perspective - A Guide for Developing Realistic Restoration Objectives. Grasslands.: 7-11.
  • George, H.; Barry, S., et al. (2006). "Comparison of Comparative Yield and Stubble Height for Estimating Herbage Standing Crop in Annual Rangelands." Rangeland Ecology & Management 59(4): 438-441.
  • Barry, S.; Drake, D., et al. (2006). Transportation. Fundamentals of Beef Management.D. Drake, R. Philips and . (editors). DANR Publication. Publication #3495
  • Barry, S. (2006). Transportation. Beef Care Practices.C. Stull, S. Barry and W. Jensen. DANR Publication. Publication #8257
  • Standiford, R.; Barry, S. (2005). California's Hardwood Rangelands: Production and Conservation Values. Planner's Guide for Oak Woodlands.G. Guisti, D. McCreary, R. Standiford and . (editors). ANR Publication. Publication #3191: 98-108.
  • Barry, S.; Guenther, K., et al. (2005). Understanding Livestock Grazing Impacts. DANR Publication. Publication #21626: 99.
  • Barry, S.; Guenther, K., et al. (2005). Understanding Livestock Grazing Impacts: a decision to support tool to develop goal-oriented grazing management strategies. Utilisation of grazed grass in temperate systems. XXth International Grassland Congress, Cork, Ireland.
  • Ward, T.; Tate, K., et al. (2003). A comparison of three visual assessments for riparian and stream health. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 58: 83-88.
  • Barry, S.; Huntsinger, L. (2002). "Will California's Landscapes Keep Working?" Rangelands 24(3): 6-11.
  • Atwill, E.; Johnson, E., et al. (1999). "Age, geographic, and temporal distribution of fecal shedding of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in cow-calf herds." American Journal of Veterinary Research 60(4): 420-425.
  • Barry, S. (1998). Managing the Sacramento Vernal Pool Landscape to Sustain Native Flora. Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Vernal Pool Ecosystems - 1996 Conference, Sacramento, CA, California Native Plant Society.
  • Barry, S. (1997). Describing Grazing Management and Utilization when Conducting Botanical Surveys. DANR. Publication #7225: 4.
  • Standiford, R.; McCreary, D., et al. (1996). "Sustainability of Firewood Harvesting on Hardwood Rangelands." California Agriculture 50(2): 7-12.
  • Barry, S. (1995). Rangeland Oasis. DANR Publication. Publication #21531: 12.
  • Barry, S. (1995). "Vernal Pools on California's Annual Grasslands." Rangelands 17(5): 174-176.
  • Gaertner, S.; Rouquette Jr., F., et al. (1992). Influence of Calving Season and Stocking Rate on Birth Weight and Weaning Weight of Simmental-Sired Calves from Brahman x Hereford (F1) Dams. Journal of Animal Science. 70: 2296-2303.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Davy, J.S. M.P. Doran; Sweitzer, N., et al. (2015). Effect of nitrogen fertilizer on annual rangeland species composition. 2015 Society for Range Management National Meeting Abstract. Sacramento, CA,
  • Ford, L.; Van Hoorn, P., et al. (2015). Effective conservation-oriented grazing management plans and grazing leases for California rangelands. California Native Plant Society, Abstracts. San Jose, CA,
  • Barry, S.; Smith, C., et al. (2015) Hog Manure Management in “Outdoor Hog Production Best Practices for Conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area”.
  • Barry, S.; Pieterosemoli, S., et al. (2015) Introduction to Outdoor Hog Production in “Outdoor Hog Production Best Practices for Conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area”.
  • Barry, S. (2015) Keep Landscapes Working e-update. Livestock Water. Fall 2015.
  • Barry, S. (2015) Keep Landscapes Working e-update. Sharing Open Space. Summer 2015.
  • Barry, S. (2015) Letter: Sheila Barry Responds to George Wuerthner. Bay Nature https://baynature.org/articles/letter-sheila-barry-responds-to-george-wuerthner/
  • Barry, S. (2015). Pro: Public Lands Need Cattle to Meet Conservation Goals. Bay Nature https://baynature.org/articles/pro-public-lands-need-cattle-to-meet-conservation-goals/.
  • Barry, S.; Larson., and S. (2015). Promoting an Understanding of Beef Production and the Value of Cattle Grazing and the Ecosystem Services it Provides to an Urban Public. Controversies and Consensus in Bovine Health, Industry and Economics - Abstract. Berlin, Germany,
  • Doran, M.; Larson, S, et al. (2015) Rangeland and Pasture Management for Outdoor Hog Production in“Outdoor Hog Production Best Practices for Conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area”.
  • Becchetti, T.; Barry, S., et al. (2015) Riparian and Wetland Management for Outdoor Hog Production in “Outdoor Hog Production Best Practices for Conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area”.
  • Barry, S.; and Pieterosemoli, S. (2015) Site Selection and Planning in “Outdoor Hog Production Best Practices for Conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area”.
  • Brownsey, P.; Barry, S., et al. (2015). Using Multi-State Modeling to Describe Optimal Treatment Windows for Medusahead and Barbed Goatgrass. 2015 Society for Range Management National Meeting Abstract. Sacramento, CA,
  • Barry, S. (2012). Using Flickr TM to learn more about public perceptions of cattle grazing on public lands. Society for Range Management. Spokane, Washington,
  • Standiford, R.; McCreary, D., et al. (2011). "Blue oak stump sprouting evaluated after firewood harvest in the northern Sacramento Valley." California Agriculture 65(3): 148-154.
  • Barry, S.; Larson, S., et al. (2011). Comparing the impacts of Water Quality Regulations on Land Use in Two Watersheds: Lake Taupo (NZ) and Tomales Bay, California (USA). Society for Range Management. Billings, Montana,
  • Barry, S. (2011). Current findings on grazing impacts. California's special status species benefit from grazing. California Cattlemen.: 18-20.
  • Barry, S.; Schohr, T., et al. (2010). "California Rangeland Conservation Coalition". Grazing for Change. California Cattlemen's Association.
  • Barry, S.; King, W., et al. (2010). "Improving Water Quality and Sustaining Livestock Farming: Comparing the impact of regulations in two watersheds, Lake Taupo, New Zealand and Tomales Bay, California, USA." Ag Research Ltd. Technical Report
  • Barry, S.; Amme, D. (2009). Cows, Bikes Hikes and Kites. Minimizing conflict between public recreation and grazing livestock. Society for Range Management. Albuquerque, New Mexico,
  • Barry, S.; Schohr, T., et al. (2009). Rangeland are Key to Healthy Wetlands. National Wetlands Newsletter.: 12-15.
  • Barry, S. (2008). Global Climate Change Opportunities.: 1.
  • Barry, S. (2008). Grazing for Biological Conservation.
  • Barry, S.; Becchetti, T. (2008). Outreach to a Coalition. Society for Range Management. Louisville, Kentucky,
  • Sulak, A.; Huntsinger, L., et al. (2008). Public Land Grazing For Private Land Conservation? California Oak Symposium. Santa Rosa,: 7-18.
  • Larsen, R.; Barry, S., et al. (2008). State and Transition Models for Califoria's Central Coast Oak Woodlands. California Oak Symposium. Santa Rosa,: 673.
  • Barry, S. (2008). Using Livestock to Enhance Habitat and Control Weeds.
  • Barry, S. (2008). Working Landscapes.
  • Barry, S. (2007). Grazing for Biological Conservation.: 1.
  • Barry, S.; Schohr, T., et al. (2007). Grazing for Change. Working Together to Conserve California's Rangelands. California Rangeland Trust Newsletter.
  • Sulak, A.; Huntsinger, L., et al. (2007). Grazing Program Goals, Policies and Consequences in an Urbanizing Landscape. Society for Range Management Symposium, Reno.
  • Barry, S. (2007). Outreach to a Coalition.
  • Barry, S. (2006). Bringing Together City Dwellers and Cowboys to Protect San Francisco's Drinking Water. Enviro 2006. Melbourne, Australia,
  • Barry, S.; Reizberg, D. (2006). Grazing for Biological Conservation. Lessons Learned from Grazing Studies. Society for Range Management Symposium, San Jose, California.
  • Barry, S. (2006). Grazing Management for Native Grasslands.
  • Barry, S. (2006). Grazing: A Stewardship Partnership.
  • Barry, S. (editor) (2006). Keeping Landscapes Working.
  • Barry, S. (2006). Monitoring Questions to Ask Yourself.
  • Pittroff, W.; Narvaez, N., et al. (2006). Prescribed Herbivory for Fire Fuels Management. Animal Agriculture Conference, UC Davis.
  • Barry, S. (2006). Ranchers, Environmentalist, Agencies Establish Landmark Partnership.: 1.
  • Barry, S. (2006). Understanding Livestock Grazing Impacts.
  • Barry, S.; Guenther, K., et al. (2006). Understanding Livestock Grazing Impacts. Society for Range Management. Vancouver, B.C,
  • Barry, S. (2005). East Bay Shrublands.: 1.
  • Barry, S. (2005). Grazing for Biological Conservation.
  • Barry, S. (editor) (2005). Guide to California Grasslands.: 36.
  • Barry, S. (2005). Let's Monitor.: 1-6.
  • Barry, S. (2005). Sustaining Oak Woodlands - Erosion Control.
  • Barry, S. (2004). Considerations for Maintaining Livestock Grazing as a Viable Land Use on Conservation Easements for California's Annual Rangelands. Santa Clara, UCCE.: 3.
  • Barry, S. (2004). Pasture and Paddock Management.
  • Barry, S. (2004). Rangeland Water Quality Research and Practices.: 1.
  • Barry, S. (2004). The Future and Working Landscapes.
  • Barry, S. (2004). Vegetation Effects on Water Yield.: 4-5.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Coastal Grassland - Tilden and Wildcat Regional Parks. Guide to California Grasslands.. S. Barry (editor).: 3.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Current Practices. Ranch Water Quality Short Course.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Disease Update.: 1-4.
  • Barry, S. (editor) (2003). Environmental Values and Economic Sustainability in the Eastern Sierra. Cal-Pac Proceedings, Hunewill Ranch, Bridgeport, California, Society for Range Management Annual Fall Meeting.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Equipment Cleaning to Prevent Weed Seed Spread.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Grazing Has Value for California Tiger Salamander Habitat. Santa Clara, UCCE.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Grazing Has Value for the Tiger Salamander.: 3.
  • Barry, S. (editor) (2003). Keeping Landscapes Working.
  • Barry, S. (editor) (2003). Keeping Landscapes Working.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Long-Term Management of Restored Grasslands. Techniques and Strategies for using Native Grasses and Graminoids in Revegetation and Restoration: Curriculum for a California Native Grass Association Training Workshop.: 3.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Long-term Stewardship for Native Grasslands.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Planned Herbivory.: 4-5.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Purple Needlegrass Grassland - Lake Chabot Regional Park, Fairmont Ridge. Guide to California Grasslands.. S. Barry (editor).: 4.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Resource Protection: The HACCP - approach.
  • Ward, T.; Tate, K., et al. (2003). Riparian Grazing - Can it work for me? California Cattlemen Magazine.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Serpentine Grassland - Redwood Regional Park, Skyline Serpentine Prairie. Guide to California Grasslands.. S. Barry (editor).: 3.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Stockponds: A Valuable Rangeland Feature.: 1-2.
  • Barry, S.; Reeves, K. (2003). Using Planned Grazing in the Management of Native Grasslands. SERCAL's (California Society for Ecological Restoration) Annual Conference. Monterey,: 24.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Using Planned Grazing to Manage for Native Grasslands. Techniques and Strategies for using Native Grasses and Graminoids in Revegetation and Restoration: Curriculum for California Native Grass Associaton Training Workshop.: 10.
  • Barry, S. (2003). Yellow Starthistle: Ecology and Management.
  • Barry, S. (2002). A HACCP-based Program to Protect San Francisco's Drinking Water.
  • Barry, S. (2002). Livestock Owners: Stewardship for Clean Water.
  • Barry, S. (2001). "Be on the Look Out for Sudden Oak Death". The Gardener's Gazette, Santa Clara County's Master Gardner Newsletter.: 3-4.
  • Barry, S. (2001). Cryptosporidium Fact Sheet. Santa Clara, UCCE.: 2.
  • Barry, S. (2001). The Alameda Creek Watershed, Its History as a Working Landscape. Alamea Creek Watershed Management Program Report.: 5.
  • Barry, S.; Gouvaia, J., et al. (2000). Managing Yellow Starthistle. Resource Guide for the Alameda-Contra Costs Weed Management Area.: 12.
  • Barry, S.; Veserat, G. (1999). Forage Quality Estimates from Manure. Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center Research Highlights.: 6-7.
  • Barry, S.; Tate, K., et al. (1999). Guarding against Cryptosporidium - A Watershed Protection Plan to Keep Cattle on San Francisco's Watersheds. University of California, Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center Beef and Range Field Day, Browns Valley, CA.
  • Barry, S. (1998). Controlling Yellow Starthistle. Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts Equine Facilities Assistance Program Fact Sheets.: 5.
  • Barry, S.; Atwill, E., et al. (1998). Developing and Implementing a HACCP-based Program to Control Cryptosporidium and other Waterborne Pathogens in the Alameda Creek Watershed: Case Study. AWWA (American Water Works Association) Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas.
  • Barry, S.; Tate, K., et al. (1998). Development and Use of a HACCP Program to Protect Water Quality in a Rangeland Watershed. AWRA (American Water Resources Association), Rangeland Management and Water Resources Conference. Reno, Nevada,: 443.
  • Barry, S. (1998). Dryland Pasture for Horses. Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts Equine Facilities Assistance Program Fact Sheets.: 4.
  • Barry, S.; Atwill, E., et al. (1998). Guarding Against Cryptosporidium - A Watershed Protection Plan to Keep Cattle at Home on the Range in San Francisco. AWWA (American Water Works Association) Source Water Protection Symposium: A Focus on Waterborne Pathogens, San Francisco, CA.
  • Barry, S.; Knight, R., et al. (1997). Pruning Oak Resprouts to Enhance Growth. Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Ecology, Management, and Urban Interface Issues, USDA Forest Service General Technical Report.
  • Barry, S.; Mora, S. (1996). Case Study: Using your Riparian Monitoring Photos to Assess Stream Channel Changes on Annual Rangelands. "How to" Monitor Rangeland Resources.G. Nader, M. DeLasaux, R. Delmas, D. Drake, L. Forero, S. Barry, H. George, R. Gildersleeve, I. Hernandez and M. Ketelsen. UC DANR Intermountain Workgroup. Publication 2: 31-37.
  • Barry, S. (1996). Determining Forage Diet Quality by Analyzing Fecal Matter with Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center Annual Beef and Range Field Day.
  • Barry, S. (1996). Guidelines for Developing a Grazing Plan for a Vernal Pool Ecosystem. Glenn County, UCCE. Publication #961101.5: 2.
  • Barry, S. (1996). Monitoring Vegetation Cover. "How to" Monitor Rangeland Resources.G. Nader, M. DeLasaux, R. Delmas, D. Drake, L. Forero, S. Barry, H. George, R. Gildersleeve, I. Hernandez and M. Ketelsen. UC DANR Intermountain Workgroup. Publication 2: 41-51.
  • Gaertner, S. (1995). Cattle Fecal Fax.
  • Gaertner, S. (1995). Local Action to Conserve California's Oak Woodlands. Quercus. 3: 1.
  • Gaertner, S. (1995). Preserving Vernal Pool Habitat with Cows! The Green Ribbon Report. 3: 3-4.
  • Gaertner, S. (1994). Evaluating Beef Carcasses. Glenn County, UCCE.: 3.
  • Gaertner, S. (1994). Local Action to Conserve California's Oak Woodlands. National Resource News.: 8-9.
  • Gaertner, S. (1993). Conservation and Agriculture in South Africa. Concerning Conservation. 6: 4.
  • Forero, L.; Gaertner, S., et al. (1993). Irrigated Pasture Production in the Sacramento Valley. NRP.: 25.
  • Gaertner, S. (1993). Ryegrass for Forage. Glenn County, UCCE.: 3.
  • Gaertner, S. (editor) (1992). Across the Fence.
  • Gaertner, S.; Rouquette Jr., F., et al. (1992). Calving Season, Stocking Rate, and Age of Brahman-Hereford (F1) Dam Effects on Weaning Weight of Simmental-Sired Calves. Texas AgriLife (Agricultural Experiment Station) Technical Reports. 1: 93.
  • Gaertner, S.; Rouquette Jr., F., et al. (1992). Effect of Calving Season, Stocking Rate, and Age of Brahman-Hereford (F1) dams on Birth Weight of Simmental-Sired Calves. Texas AgriLife (Agricultural Experiment Station) Technical Reports. 1: 91.
  • Rouquette Jr., F.; Florence, M., et al. (1992). Rotational Grazing of Coastal Bermudagrass Using One Herd Vs Two Herds. Texas AgriLife (Agricultural Experiment Station) Technical Reports. 1: 2.
  • Gaertner, S. (1992). Yellow Starthistle Can Be Toxic to Horses. Glenn County, UCCE.: 2.
  • Gaertner, S.; Rouquette Jr., F., et al. (1990). Season of Birth and Stocking Effects on Preweaning Traits of Simmental-Sired Calves from Brahman x Hereford (F1) Dams. Beef Cattle Research in Texas. PR-4820

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