Rangeland conservation summit set for Jan. 19-20
Ranchers, environmentalists, researchers and regulators will come together at UC Davis Jan. 19-20 for the Range Research Symposium and California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit to explore new research and share their varied interests and common commitment to preserving California’s rangeland.
“We’ll be looking at the latest rangeland science, practices and collaborations that support the many public benefits we receive from rangelands,” said Ken Tate, UC Cooperative Extension watershed specialist with the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, a key organizer of the event. “Participants will see why diverse interests have agreed on the importance of working rangelands and the need to preserve this way of life for the benefit of future generations of all Californians.”
The two-day gathering at Freeborn Hall will feature two events in one – the 1st annual Range Research Symposium and 7th annual California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit. The first day will have a very scientific feel, highlighting renowned rangeland research from throughout California. The second day will include ranchers sharing their conservation stories and successful collaborative conservation initiatives, research presentations and plenty of networking opportunities.
The full agenda and registration information are at http://www.carangeland.org/home/2012summit.html. Early registration ends Jan. 6. Student discounts are available.