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Leases that Work for the Land, Landowners, Lessees, and Livestock. Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2014 Membership Meeting

Discussions between land managers, experienced tenants, and resource management processionals on how key lease components (pricing, tenant role, rent credit) may impact conservation outcomes and rancher sustainability

Date

Thursday, April 17, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
UC Elkhus Ranch
Half Moon Bay
Lunch will be provided

COST: $30.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Mr. Bill Coleman
Senior Associate
Great Ecology Inc

Ms. Elaina Cuzick
Real Property Specialist
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Ms. Denise Defreese
Wildland Vegetation Program Manager
East Bay Regional Parks District

Dr. Lawrence Ford
Rangeland Vegetation Ecologist
Certified Rangeland Manager

Mr. Clayton Koopmann
Rangeland Ecologist
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and local rancher

Mr. Bob Neale
Stewardship Director
Sonoma Land Trust

Mr. Ryan Nielson
Owner
H&N Enterprises

Contact

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

Sponsors

Description

See also: Central Coast Rangelands Coalition, Sustainable Human Systems

Description

 

Livestock grazing and associated rancher stewardship are increasingly recognized as important tools for managing natural resources and improving habitat in the undeveloped hills and valleys surrounding the Bay Area. Grazing leases on public lands, mitigation lands, and land trusts can be win-win arrangements, allowing land owner’s to achieve resource management objective while keeping livestock operations economically viable. This workshop included discussions with land managers, experienced tenants, and resource management processionals on how key lease components (pricing, tenant role, rent credit) may impact conservation outcomes and rancher sustainability. Presenters discussed lease strategies that provide for adaptation to climate change including drought. Workshop participants contributed to a survey which will inform recommendations and considerations for lease arrangements to be published by the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition in the coming year. 

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
Adding Flexibility Roles of Lessor and Tenant
PDF, 537KB
Denise Defreese
EBRPD
April 17, 2014
Agenda: Leases that Work for the Land, Landowners, Lessees, and Livestock
PDF, 514KB
Grey Hayes
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training
February 2014
Beneficial Grazing Lease Strategies for Landowners and Ranchers
PDF, 527KB
Ryan Nielsen

April 17, 2014
Conservation Easements and Other Instruments: Promising compliments to rangeland leases
PDF, 5.5MB
Bill Coleman
Great Ecology Inc.
April 17, 2014
Grazing Lease Arrangements and Rancher Tenant/ Licensee Roles by Agency as of May 2012
PDF, 76KB
Sheila Barry
UC Cooperative Extension
May 2012
Grazing Lease Basics
PDF, 3.7MB
Elaina M. Cuzick
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Grazing Lease Pricing: Rancher Sustainability & Conservation Goals
PDF, 826KB
Clayton Koopman
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
April 17, 2014
Rangeland Management Activities by Livestock Operators for Conservation (Stewardship) and Livestock Production
PDF, 86KB
L. Ford and S. Barry (with contributions from D. Sweet, P. Van Hoorn, and M. Swisher)
LD Ford Rangeland Conservation Science
4/17/2014
Recent Nature Conservation Theory: Applications to California Rangeland Landscapes
PDF, 75KB
Dr. Lawrence Ford
LD Ford Rangeland Conservation Science
4/17/2014
What Conservation Theory Tells Us About Effective Grazing Lease Arrangements
PDF, 909KB
Lawrence D. Ford, Ph.D
LD Ford Rangeland Conservation Science
April 17, 2014
OTHER INFORMATION
Developing Livestock Leases for Annual Grasslands
PDF, 589KB
Stephanie Larson and W. James Clawson
UC Cooperative Extension

Questions and Answers

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