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University of California
ANR Employees

2014 New Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2014 cycle.

Position Details

107 Rangeland Management Specialist

Proposed Location/Housing

Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Proposed Area of Coverage

California - statewide, rangeland emphasis

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Comments

4 Comments

1
Excellent proposal! Needed and farsighted. With the co-emphasis on rangeland economics and ag production, I suggest that qualifications include 'day to day management of a rangeland enterprise, minimum of 5 years and related coursework'. Thank you.
Posted May 14, 2014 4:42 PM by Karen Sweet
2
An "Excellent proposal" as Karen Sweet notes! Additionally it seems long overdue considering environmental concerns and carbon sequestration opportunities. Such a position might provide outreach with training and workshops for stakeholders, which benefits landowners and tenants of rangeland, as well as Planet Earth.
Posted May 26, 2014 11:51 PM by Ione Conlan
3
Excellent proposal, as a manager of conservation properties for many rare, threatened, or endangered plants and animals where livestock grazing has been the primary habitat management tool I feel that this position could help create the long-term sustainability of ranching across the rural landscape. The position could also help answer questions regarding range management and native species conservation.
Posted May 27, 2014 8:54 AM by Matt Gause
4
The California Rangeland Conservation Coalition (Rangeland Coalition) would like to express support for the position of Rangeland Management Specialist.

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. Having scientific information available is essential to our mission. 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 from such as forage productivity, wildlife habitat, invasive species control and an adequate and reliable water supply for California. The increasing recognition of the important ecological and socio-economic role that California rangelands play has created a strong demand for scientific information on how to best manage these lands for the provision of multiple ecosystem services.

Our partners are confident that this position would provide the expertise required to translate research into management recommendations to protect and enhance rangeland ecosystems in California.

Sincerely,

Pelayo Alvarez
Conservation Program Director





Posted Jul 18, 2014 2:16 PM by Pelayo Alvarez

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