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Central Coast Rangelands Coalition

Description

The Central Coast Rangeland Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations that envision vibrant, diverse, productive, diverse and sustainable rangelands and communities in California's central coast region. Partners include conservation organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Game as well as ranchers and educational organizations such as the Elkhorn Slough's Coastal Training Program.

This website contains reference materials and information about the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition. Check it often as we are constantly updating it with information about the group.

Training Programs

Grazing Management Planning Mar 3, 2003
Experts Roundtable: Designing Workshops for Monitoring and Managing for Wildlife On Central Coast Rangelands Feb 14, 2008
Experts Roundtable: Soil Indicators of Rangeland Health Feb 29, 2008
How and Why to Manage and Monitor for Residual Dry Matter (RDM) Sep 30, 2008
Rangeland Stewardship - Grassland Conservation: Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Fall 2009 Membership Meeting Oct 16, 2009
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Steering Committee Meeting Dec 11, 2009
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition Spring 2010 Membership Meeting Apr 15, 2010
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition Fall 2010 Membership Meeting Oct 21, 2010
Remote Sensing for California's Rangelands Apr 19, 2011
Grazing Public Lands for Conservation- Improving Cooperation between Public Agencies and Ranchers Apr 21, 2011
Grazing and Rancher Stewardship for Native Conservation Oct 20, 2011
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition Spring 2012 Meeting: Rangeland Soils - They Aren't Just Dirt! Apr 19, 2012
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition Fall 2012 Meeting: Importance of Coastal Grasslands and Influence of Shrub Establishment Oct 18, 2012
Open Range, Open Parks, Open Minds: Opportunities for Outreach in Grazed Parks and Ranches - Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2013 Membership Meeting Apr 18, 2013
Wildlife Teeming with Our Rangelands: Management Decisions for Deer and other Wildlife Oct 17, 2013
Rancher, Manager, and Scientist Forum on Rangeland Conservation Jan 2, 2014
Leases that Work for the Land, Landowners, Lessees, and Livestock. Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2014 Membership Meeting Apr 17, 2014
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition Fall 2014 Membership Meeting: Helping Each Other Weather the Worst of Times Oct 16, 2014
Protecting Critters on Both Sides of the Fence: Practical Techniques for Protecting Livestock and Carnivores - Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2015 Membership Meeting Apr 16, 2015
Keeping Cattle and People at Home on the Range: Positive Livestock and Recreation Interactions Sep 29, 2015
Where Grazing and Regulations Meet: Working Together for Ranching and Water Quality - Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Fall 2015 Meeting Oct 15, 2015
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2016 Membership Meeting: Rancher Economics Apr 21, 2016
Grazing to Improve Habitat for Grassland Plants and Birds - Fall 2016 Membership Meeting of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Oct 20, 2016
Targeted/Prescribed (Rotational / Deferral) Grazing for Meeting Conservation Goals - Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2017 Membership Meeting Apr 20, 2017

Documents and Publications

TITLE
DATE ADDED
AUTHOR
SOURCE
DESCRIPTION
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Member Suggestions for the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition from Fall 2010 Membership Meeting
PDF, 159KB
Nov 09 10
CCRC Members at 2010 Fall Meeting
Grant Lyon, Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
November 2010
These suggestions were derived from exercises during the Fall 2010 CCRC Membership meeting. The CCRC will consider and act on these as possible; many thanks to the many who shared their insights.
Minutes: Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Steering Committee June 2008 Meeting
PDF, 78KB
Oct 10 08
Grey Hayes, PhD
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
August 2008
Rangeland Soil Quality Organic Matter
PDF, 2MB
Apr 25 12
USDA NRCS
Soil Quality Institute, Grazing Lands Technology Institute, and National Soil Survey Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA; the Jornada Experimental Range, Agricultural Research Service, USDA; and Bureau of Land Management, USDI
May 2001
Soil organic matter is carbon-rich material that includes plant, animal, and microbial residue in various stages of decomposition. Live soil organisms and plant roots are part of the carbon pool in soil but are not considered soil organic matter until they die and begin to decay. This publication helps to better understand this.
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Applications and Research Using Remote Sensing for Rangeland Management
PDF, 5.9MB
Jun 06 11
E. Raymond Hunt, Jr., James H. Everitt, Jerry C. Ritchie, M. Susan Moran, D. Terrance Booth, Gerald L. Anderson, Patrick E. Clark, and Mark S. Seyfried
Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 69(6):675-693
2003
California Guidelines for Residual Dry Matter (RDM) Management on Coastal and Foothill Annual Rangelands
PDF, 389KB
Sep 25 08
James W. Bartolome, William E. Frost, Neil K. McDougald, and Michael Connor
University of California
2006
Grain Feeding and the Dissemination of Acid-Resistant Escherichia coli from Cattle
PDF, 199KB
Jan 10 07
Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, Todd R. Callaway, Menas G.Kizoulis, James B.Russell
Science, 281:1666-1668
September 1998
Monitoring Forest Carbon Sequestration with Remote Sensing and Carbon Cycle Modeling
PDF, 530KB
Jun 06 11
David P. Turner, Michael Guzy, Michael A. Lefsky, William D. Ritts, Steve Van Tuyl, and Beverly E. Law
Environmental Management, 33(4):457-466
2004
Rangelands - Rotational Grazing Issue
PDF, 3.2MB
Jun 01 10
Society for Range Management
Rangelands, 31(5)
October 2009
Soil biological and chemical properties in restored perennial grassland in California
PDF, 231KB
Mar 12 08
M. Potthoff, L. E. Jackson, K. L. Steenwerth, I. Ramirez, M. R. Stromberg, D. E. Rolston
Restoration Ecology, 13(1):61-73
2005
OTHER INFORMATION
Agency Manager Meeting to Refine Indicators - Southern Region, Templeton, June 23, 2006
PDF, 37KB
Aug 12 09
L.D. Ford, L. Huntsinger, and G. Hayes
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
July 14, 2006
This report summarizes the priority concerns about rangeland health and sustainability, and concepts for indicators to measure them as expressed by the agency managers of this area in three categories: a) management planning, basic health indicators, and special resource indicators.
Agency Manager Meeting to Refine Indicators: Northern Region, Sunol, June 13, 2006
PDF, 40KB
Aug 12 09
L.D. Ford, L. Huntsinger, and S. Barry
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
August 2, 2006
This report summarizes the priority concerns about rangeland health and sustainability, and concepts for indicators to measure them as expressed by the agency managers of this area.
CCRC Concept Paper
PDF, 52KB
Feb 09 07
Richard Morris
CCRC
2004
This paper outlines the rationale for forming the CCRC.
CCRC Newsletter: August 2008
PDF, 16KB
Oct 15 08
Dr. Lawrence Ford
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
2008
CCRC Newsletter: July 2008
PDF, 15KB
Oct 15 08
Dr. Lawrence Ford
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
July 2008
CCRC Spring 2010 Membership Meeting Participant Evaluation Results
PDF, 269KB
May 18 10
Grey Hayes, PhD
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
May 2010
This has the summarized results of the participant evaluations from the meeting, along with an analysis of those results.
CCRC Statement of Purpose
PDF, 11KB
Feb 09 07
CCRC
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
January 2007
CCRC Strategic Planning Session - January 15, 2009 - CCRC
DOC, 199KB
May 18 10
CCRC Steering Committee
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition
January 2009
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition--Holistic Goal
PDF, 21KB
Dec 18 08
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
CCRC
February 2005
This statement encapsulates the big picture, providing a compass and a tuning fork for Central Coast Rangelands Coalition actions. The idea is that all Coalition actions should resonate with this Goal, and vice versa. It is called a 'draft' only insofar as the group wishes to continue to refine and review it.
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition Mission Statement
PDF, 18KB
Jan 14 09
CCRC
ESNERR CTP
August 2008
Deputy Attorney General Memo: CERTIFIED RANGELAND MANAGEMENT LICENSING ISSUES
PDF, 27KB
Oct 10 08
Shana A. Bagley, California Deputy Attorney General, Office of Attorney General, Oakland California
Department of Justice, Oakland, CA
August 4, 2008
Final Report and Results of Indicator Testing Final Report and Results of Indicator Testing
PDF, 1.2MB
Aug 12 09
Lawrence D. Ford, Ph.D. and Lynn Huntsinger, Ph.D.
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
September 17, 2007
This work includes nine technical reports and 15 individual property test reports, and summarizes the results in the context of testing indicators of rangeland health.
Grassland Management Plan for Palo Corona Regional Park
PDF, 2.8MB
Sep 24 08
Jodi M. McGraw, Keith Guenther
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
Feb 26, 2007
Indicators of Sustainable Rangeland Stewardship-- Test Monitoring Results
PDF, 1.3MB
Aug 12 09
Larry Ford and Lynn Huntsinger
Presentation to the CCRC General Meeting
August 29, 2007
Summary of monitoring results
Livestock management and water quality
PDF, 250KB
Apr 06 11
Lewis Reed
CCRC and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
April 2011
Scientific literature review and overview of livestock management as it pertains to water quality on the central coast of California
Rangeland Resolution
PDF, 103KB
Oct 10 08
California Rangeland Conservation Coalition
CRCC
August 2008
Summary of CCRC Indicators [Science Panel] Review, Part #1
PDF, 110KB
Aug 12 09
Grey Hayes and Larry Ford
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
March 30, 2007
On February 28, 2007, Grey Hayes sent Larry Ford and Lynn Huntsinger's document "Indicators of Sustainable Rangeland Stewardship" to a number of scientists and rangeland planners asking for their review. This is a summary of those reviews.
SYNTHESIS OF RANCHER PRIORITY CONCERNS, INDICATORS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CALIFORNIA'S CENTRAL COAST
PDF, 126KB
Aug 12 09
L.D. Ford and L. Huntsinger
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
May 8, 2006
Tables of prioritized rangeland health indicators compared across the geographic range of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition.
Who is the CCRC and what do we do?
PDF, 640KB
Jan 10 07
CCRC
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition