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About the CCRC

The Central Coast Rangeland Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations that envision vibrant, productive, diverse, and sustainable rangelands and communities on California's Central Coast. Partners include rangeland owners and ranchers, conservation organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Game, public landowners including East Bay Regional Park District and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, as well as research and educational organizations such as the University of California Cooperative Extension and Elkhorn Slough's Coastal Training Program.

This website contains reference materials and information about the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition's meetings and the Coalition's rangeland conservation forum.

Please feel free to contact us to learn more!

Advisory Council Members

 

Sheila Barry - Co-Chair

County Director Santa Clara / Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area

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UCCE Santa Clara County 
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1 
San Jose, CA 95112 

(408) 282-3106  
sbarry@ucanr.edu  

 

Devii Rao - Co-Chair & Workshop Coordinator

Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Cooperative Extension San Benito County
 
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UCCE San Benito County 
3228 Southside Road 
Hollister, CA 95023

 
(831) 637-5346 x14  
drorao@ucanr.edu  

Lawrence "Larry" D. Ford, PhD - Convener & Forum Coordinator

Principal and Senior Rangeland Conservation Scientist

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5984 Plateau Drive
Felton, CA 95018-9253

(831) 335-3959 
ldfordrangeland@icloud.com

https://www.rangelandconservation.com

Grey Hayes, PhD - Meeting Co-Facilitator

Education and Research Coordinator

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Swanton Pacific Ranch
125 Swanton Road
Davenport, CA 95017

(831) 227-7163
gfhayes@calpoly.edu

https://spranch.calpoly.edu

Lewis Reed - Forum Co-Coordinator

Rangeland Ecologist/Botanist

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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space

lreed@openspace.org 

https://www.openspace.org

Veronica Yovovich, PhD - Website Coordinator

Wildlife Conflict Specialist 

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UC Berkeley, Visiting Scholar
Panthera, Conservation Scientist

vyovovich@gmail.com

https://ecologyapplied.com

Walter Ruzzo - Secretary

Chair 

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Cal Poly Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences and Swanton Pacific Ranch Advisory Councils
612 Pettis Ave. 
Mountain View, CA 994041

waltruzzo@gmail.com

https://nres.calpoly.edu
https://spranch.calpoly.edu