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University of California
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2014 New Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2014 cycle.

Position Details

108 Rangeland Policy and Planning Specialist

Proposed Location/Housing

Berkeley Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management

Proposed Area of Coverage

Entire State of California

Contacts

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Comments

2 Comments

1
The California Rangeland Conservation Coalition (Rangeland Coalition) would like to express support for the Rangeland Policy and Planning Specialist position.

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 working landscapes. The increasing recognition of the important ecological and socio-economic role that California rangelands play has created a strong demand for the integration of research, outreach and policy initiatives to protect and manage these lands for the provision of multiple ecosystem services.

Coalition signatories are confident that this position would provide the leadership and expertise required to increase collaboration, provide outreach and education and translate research into management and policy recommendations to protect and enhance rangeland ecosystems in California.

Sincerely,

Pelayo Alvarez
Conservation Program Director
Posted Jul 18, 2014 3:20 PM by Pelayo Alvarez
2
There is increasing activity by separate non-governmental organizations, private consultants, agencies and regional collaborations to develop policy and plans for CA rangelands. Very little, if any rangeland science is included as the planning foundation and much of the time it is misrepresented by individual vegetation type. Certainly the livestock community, pas,present and future is excluded from the planning process and as a component of rangeland ecology and the plans' implementation. Counties and county planners who depend upon consultants have need for dependable science as they re-evaluate their general plans and policies, particularly with the climate change ahead. An assertive UCCE presence is required to support local natural resources advisors and the local livestock producers in their efforts to insert rangeland science and livestock into the process. Further, research into the sustainability of these adopted rangeland plans and policies would be valuable, particularly during this time of the livestock industry's vulnerability to the loss of grazing land to the aftermath of these plans. Thank you for supporting this position.
Posted Jul 20, 2014 9:27 AM by Karen Sweet

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