Rangeland Manager Resouces
UC Cooperative Extension hosted an Annual Rangeland Management Workshop on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in collaboration with Chico State and UC Rangelands. In California, there is over 34 million acres of grazed rangeland. The complexities associated with rangeland management are increasing due to a growing body of scientific research, an expanding public stakeholder base and evolving government policies. The workshop equipped ranchers, land managers, technical resources providers and college students with scientifically based management practices, resources and network to support sustainable livestock grazing enterprises on California’s rangelands. Attendees received resource below in a technical binder.
Technical Resource Guide
The technical resources below have been provided by the Cal-Pac section Society for Range Management, Certified Rangeland Manager (CRM) panel in April 2018. Documents included are from which CRM exam questions will be drawn. For more information on the California CRM Program click here.
Briske, D.D., S.D. Fuhlendorf, and F.E. Smeins. 2005. State-and-transition models, thresholds, and rangeland health: A synthesis of Ecological Concepts and Perspectives. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 58(1):1-10.
WOODLANDS/SAVANNAS - Hardwood Rangelands
GRASSLANDS - Annual Grasslands
George, Mel, Jim Bartolome, Neil McDougald, Mike Connor, Charles Vaughn and Gary Markegard. 2001. Annual Range Forage Production. ANR Publ. 8018, Div. of Agric. And Nat. Res., Univ. of Calif., Oakland, Calif. 9 pgs. **The updated version printed in 2016.
Ward, T.A., K.W. Tate, and E.R. Atwill. 2003. Guidelines for Monitoring the Establishment of Riparian Grazing Systems. ANR Publ. No. 8094. Div. of Agric. And Nat. Res., Univ. of Calif., Oakland, Calif. 37 pgs.
Coulloudon, B., Eshelman, K., Gianola, J., Habich, N., Hughes, L., Johnson, C., Pellant, M., Podborny, P., Rasmussen, A., Robles, B., Shaver, P., Spehar, J., Willoughby, J. 1999. Sampling Vegetation Attributes, Technical Reference 1734-4. Bureau of Land Management. Denver, Colorado.
Pelland, Mike, Patrick Shaver, David A. Pyke, and Jeffrey E. Herrick. 2005. Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health-Version 4. Technical Reference 1734-6, National Science and Technology Center, USDI Bureau of Land Management, Denver, CO 25047.
Residual Dry Matter
Bartolome J.W., W.E. Frost, N.K. McDougald and J.M. Connor. 2002. California Guidelines for Residual Dry Matter (RDM) Management on Coastal and Foothill Annual Rangelands. Rangeland Monitoring Series, University of California Ag and Nat Res Pub 8092. Oakland, CA. 8 p.
Lewis, D.J., K.W. Tate, and J.M. Harper. 2000. Sediment delivery monitoring: A water quality tool for California Rangeland watersheds. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 8014. Davis, California.
*Launchbaugh, K.L., J.W. Walker, R. Danes, editors. 2006. Targeted Grazing: A Natural Approach to Vegetation Management and Landscape Enhancement. Centennial (CO): American Sheep Industry Association.
LAWS and LAND MANAGEMENT POLICIES