Spring Meeting 2024

This spring’s topic will be Conservation Ranching: Practices, Benefits, Challenges.

Date and time: Thursday, May 9 · 9am – 5pm PDT (Registration 8:30-9 am)
Location: 2145 Wardrobe Avenue Merced, CA 95341

Refund Policy: 
Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable.

Topics covered will include:
Benefits of ranching for species conservation
Conservation grazing for multiple objectives on public open space
Virtual Fencing
Compost application on rangelands
NRCS programs promoting conservation ranching
Benefit of grazing in orchard systems

Ranchers’ conservation experiences
Pasture Map
Managing for species diversity and indigenous objectives
Goat grazing for fuels management and agritourism

Afternoon field visit to UC Merced Vernal Pool and Grassland Reserve to discuss vernal pool ecology, grazing practices for grassland carbon storage, Point Blue rangeland monitoring network, and Remote Sensing to measure forage production and RDM.


Lunch and morning and afternoon coffee and snacks will be provided.

For additional information contact: Fadzayi Mashiri at fmashiri@ucanr.edu or 209-966-2417

Photo taken by Brandon Stark.

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