Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

2014 New Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2014 cycle.

Position Details

003 Area - Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor

Proposed Location/Housing

Tuolumne County - Central Sierra Multi County Partnership

Proposed Area of Coverage

Central Sierra Multi County Partnership (El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties)

Contacts

Associated Documents

Comments

4 Comments

1
A Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor for the Central Sierra would compliment our (NRCS) efforts in the same region. There are many new small livestock and horse operations within the region which have the potential to negatavely impact our natural resources. Many of these new small businesses lack the understanding of regulatory responsibility or the complexity of determining a profit margin.
Posted Jul 10, 2014 8:56 AM by Danny Marquis, DC NRCS Placerville
2
with the county experiencing a severe drought, rangeland stocking practices may need to be studied and monitored to insure that the rangeland can survive the lack of rain. Invasion or noxious grasses such as medusa head and jointed goat grass are threatening the productivity of the range and are a concern. Water systems need to be developed for drinking water . An local advisor can help with these issues.
Posted Jul 18, 2014 11:13 AM by Kevin Wright, Agricultural Commissioner Calaveras County
3
The California Rangeland Conservation Coalition (Rangeland Coalition) would like to express support for the Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor position in the Central Sierra Region.

The Rangeland Coalition is an unprecedented group of ranchers, environmental organizations, scientists and government agencies who are major California rangeland stakeholders. Together, signatories strive to enhance and preserve private working landscapes. We feel strongly a need for this position that working across disciplines will play an essential role in the development and application of science-based recommendations to maximize the provision of ecosystem services such as forage productivity, wildlife habitat, invasive species control and an adequate and reliable water supply for California. This position will provide critical insights to guide rangeland management, and outreach, along with playing a pivotal role in meeting the objectives stated in the Rangeland Coalition Strategic Plan.

Rangeland Coalition signatories are confident that this position would provide the expertise required to translate research into management recommendations to increase the viability of the ranching industry while protecting rangeland ecosystems in California.


Sincerely,

Pelayo Alvarez
Conservation Program Director
Posted Jul 18, 2014 3:48 PM by Pelayo Alvarez
4
Our region has seen an increase in requests for organic cattle operations, local cattle meat processing and small scale horse operations. It would be extremely valuable to have a position that would provide viability and management recommendations to these local entities along with the traditional large livestock operations. Lack of water, invasive weeds, and environmental concerns are looming threats to the success of these operations and a cohesive approach that would provide input for rangeland management options is vital to the success of our rural counties.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 8:53 AM by Patricia Lesky

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