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2011-03-02 20:53:53

Fire, cattle and even prairie dogs all could play a role in sustaining the biodiversity of the western Great Plains, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researcher. As large grazers, cattle now perform the historical role of buffalo on the Great Plains. Ecologist David Augustine and his colleagues-in collaboration with state, federal, and university researchers-have results from several studies over the past 13 years showing that fire, cattle and prairie dogs together...

2010-12-15 16:17:00

Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, announced that the California Rangeland Trust has been awarded accredited status. "Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever," said Commission Executive Director Tammara Van Ryn. "The...

2010-07-08 11:42:00

See this family on new YouTube video! SACAMENTO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tim Koopmann and his family were honored in June at the annual fundraiser for the California Rangeland Trust with the third annual Conservationist of the Year Award for their life-long commitment to ranching, the environment and rangeland conservation. Tim, his wife Melinda and children Clayton and Carrisa, operate a family-run beef cattle ranch in Sunol, a small community in Alameda County. They...

2010-05-28 08:19:00

NAPA, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Rangeland Trust is pleased to announce the permanent conservation of the 1,275-acre Running Deer Ranch, owned by John and Judy Ahmann in Napa County. The Rangeland Trust worked with the California Department of Conservation, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), and the Napa Land Trust to place an agricultural conservation easement on the property, ensuring that it will remain a...

2010-04-30 12:52:37

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, Ore., are taking a careful look at how grazing cattle affect sage-grouse habitat on high desert rangelands. Cattle share this habitat with sage-grouse, which are chicken-sized birds that are notorious for the showy commotion they create during mating season. But the sage-grouse numbers have declined throughout their range, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has added the...

2010-01-05 20:59:39

AgriLife Research: Management practice sustainable and productive alternatives Short grazing periods on multiple paddocks within a pasture can not only restore forage conditions, but also profit margins, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Richard Teague, AgriLife Research range ecologist in Vernon, has been studying the benefits of multi-paddock grazing for the past eight years. Ranchers need to know answers to practical questions such as: how good is this management...

2009-12-17 09:30:00

RENO, Nev., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grazing enthusiasts from across the country joined together for the Fourth National Conference on Grazing Lands (4NCGL) held Dec. 13-16, 2009 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno-Sparks, Nev. The event attracted nearly 700 registered attendees, 30 exhibitors and 45 poster presentations. A line-up of over 100 speakers -- about half of them ranchers -- emphasized the important role of grazing management in helping sustain ranch families, healthy...

2009-07-06 11:36:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Rangeland Trust has partnered with Panorama Meats, Inc. of Vina, Calif. in a joint effort to support the long-term conservation of California's rangelands. Beginning this week, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Beef sold in California will be contributed to the California Rangeland Trust to assist ongoing work to place conservation easements on working cattle ranches. "The...

2009-07-06 11:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Rangeland Trust has hired Tina Batt, Walnut Creek, as their new Bay Area Program Manager to facilitate conservation and mitigation easements and related projects on working ranches in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In this position, supported by the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and other private foundations, Tina will negotiate easement transactions and serve as the California Rangeland Trust's principal staff liaison...

2009-04-24 10:08:51

 The loss and fragmentation of Texas' farms, ranches and forests is part of a continued trend that highlights the importance of rural lands in maintaining the state's natural resources and economic base, according to a newly released study.The study shows that lands classified as farms, ranches and forests declined in 156 of Texas's 254 counties between 1997 and 2006. In all, there was a loss of 2.1 million acres of agricultural lands since 1997, the report notes."When you talk about the...


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