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Laura K. Snell

County Director and Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
Cooperative Extension Modoc County
202 West 4th Street
Alturas, CA 96101
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M.S. Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2012
B.S. Water Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2009


  • Pacific Southwest Region and Research Station Honor Award
    Presented by USDA,  2021


Rangeland Ecology/Management


Livestock & Natural Resources

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Peer Reviewed

  • Macon, DK; Snell, LK, et al. (In Press). Protecting Cattle from Predators. Cow-Calf Management guide and cattle producer's library. Western Beef Resource Committee.
  • Little, Janyne M.; Lile, David F., et al. (2023). Rapid User Guide: Post-Fire Grazing on California’s Intermountain Rangelands. UC ANR Communication Services. 8730.
  • Frey, S. Nicole; Beck, Jeffrey L., et al. (2023). Western US Residents’ Knowledge of Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Their Management on Federal Public Lands. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 92, 12-23. Sept 22.
  • Stevens, Nicole O.; DeAtley, Kasey L., et al. (2022). Livestock Mortality Composting to Mitigate Livestock Predator Interactions. Proceedings, 30th Vertebrate Pest Conference.D. Woods. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/84p5h3fk
  • Snell, Laura K (2022). Opportunities for Local Partnerships in Managing Free Roaming Equids (Abstract). Proceedings, 30th Vertebrate Pest Conference.D. Woods. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. December 12. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9h196385
  • Snell, Laura K (2022). Partnerships Create Success for the Devil's Garden Wild Horses. Human-Wildlife Interactions.N. Frey. 16:2, 14. Fall.
  • Frey, S. Nicole; Scasta, J. Derek, et al. (2022). Public Knowledge of Free-Roaming Horses in the United States. Proceedings, 30th Vertebrate Pest Conference.D. Woods. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. December 20. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5d03p3hw
  • Snell, L. K, & Baldwin, R. A. (2020). Current Trends and Management of Wild Horses on the Devil’s Garden Plateau. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference, 29. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/073803nf

  • Macon, DK; Lile, DF, et al. (2019). Direct and indirect impacts to ranchers from wolves and other predators: Building a baseline in California. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference.D. Woods. 29, 74-76.
  • Baldwin, R.A.; Halbritter, H., et al. (2019). Efficacy and nontarget impact of zinc phosphide-coated cabbage as a ground squirrel management tool. Pest Management Science. 75, 1847-1854. January 10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ps.5333
  • Snell, Laura K. (2019). Monument Plant (Frasera speciosa). Grasslands.W. Brim-DeForest. California Native Grasslands Association. 29:4, 10-11.
  • Macon, D.K; Baldwin, R.A., et al. (2018). Livestock protection tools for California ranchers. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 8598. January.
  • Baldwin, R. A.; Halbritter, H., et al. (2018). Zinc phosphide-coated cabbage for managing Belding’s ground squirrels. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference.D. Woods. Davis, CA. 28. https://doi.org/10.5070/V42811030
  • Oles, Kristin M.; Weixelman, Dave A., et al. (2017). Riparian Meadow Response to Modern Conservation Grazing Management. Environmental Management. 60, 383-395. June 2.
  • Snell, L. K.; Guretzky, J. A., et al. (2017). Ruminant Urine Increases Uptake but Decreases Relative Recovery of Nitrogen by Smooth Bromegrass. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management. 3:1. February 23.

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