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Central Coast Rangelands Coalition Spring 2012 Meeting: Rangeland Soils - They Aren't Just Dirt!

The twice-a-year meetings of the Central Coast Rangelands Coalition continued with this amazing opportunity to see a working ranch (emphasis on ranch soils) through ranch owners and ranch advisors' eyes...

Date

Thursday, April 19, 2012
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Work Ranch
San Miguel
Lunch will be provided

COST: $20.00
Payable at workshop

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Beverly Harben
MLRA Soil Survey Project Leader
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

Royce Larsen
Area Watershed / Natural Resources Advisor
University of California, Cooperative Extension

Ken Oster
Area Resource Soil Scientist
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

Phil Smith
MLRA Soil Scientist
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Central Coast Rangelands Coalition, Sustainable Human Systems

The Central Coast Rangelands Coalition met for a day of exploring rangeland soils through the rancher and ranch advisor’s eyes.  The always fascinating mix of researchers, agency personnel, educators, conservationists, ranchers, consultants, and conservation lands managers convened at the Work Ranch in southern Monterey County for a day of learning and discussion on rangeland soils.  

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
A Field Checklist for Soil Life
PDF, 350KB
Ken Oster, NRCS
USDA NRCS
April 2012
Agenda: CCRC 2012 Rangeland Soils - They're Not Just Dirt
PDF, 166KB
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program

February 2012
Indicators for Soil Quality Evaluation
PDF, 223KB
USDA NRCS
National Soil Survey Center
April 1996
Presentation: Wildlife Cameras on the Rangeland
PDF, 11.3MB
Royce Larsen
UC Cooperative Extension
April 2012
Presentation: Is Your Ranch Hungry or Thirsty?
PDF, 283KB
Ken Oster, NRCS
USDA NRCS
April 2012
Presentation: Life in the Soil
PDF, 337KB
Marti and Rob Rutherford
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition
April 2012
Presentation: Work Family Guest Ranch, Welcome Talk
PDF, 1.7MB
George Work
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition
April 2012
Rangeland Soil Quality Organic Matter
PDF, 2MB
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 Quality Score Card
PDF, 68KB
Ken Oster, NRCS
USDA NRCS
April 2012

Links

Camp 5 Outfitters - guided hunting on The Work Ranch
http://www.camp5outfitters.com/

Soil Carbon Coalition
http://soilcarboncoalition.org/

Work Ranch Website
http://www.workranch.com/

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org