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Conservation Ranching: Practices, Benefits, and Challenges will be the topic of the workshop. Registration closes soon! Read on for more information.

Exploring the World of Conservation Ranching Workshop

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIESUniversity of California, Cooperative Extension’s Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor for Mariposa and Merced Counties, Fadzayi Mashiri, is hosting a workshop for local ranchers on Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The workshop is in collaboration with The California-Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management. The theme of the workshop is “Conservation Ranching: Practices, Benefits, and Challenges”.

The workshop will take place at the UCCE Merced office classroom on 2145 Wardrobe Avenue Merced, CA.

Topics include:

  • grazing for species and habitat conservation
  • payment for ecosystem services
  • compost application
  • grazing in orchard systems
  • virtual fence applications
  • conservation grazing to promote diversity
  • the rangeland monitoring network.

There will be an afternoon field visit to UC Merced Vernal Pool and Grassland Reserve to discuss vernal pool ecology, RDM and conservation grazing practices, rangeland monitoring network, and using remote sensing to measure forage production and RDM.

Registration is a requirement. The registration cost is $50.00 per person and includes lunch and refreshments. Registration information and link are on-line at: http://cemariposa.ucanr.edu . Call: 209-966-2417 for more information. The pre-registration deadline is May 7, 2024.

Contact information:

UCCE Mariposa

Attn: Fadzayi Mashiri, Julie Brown

5009 Fairgrounds Rd.

Mariposa, CA 95338



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