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Ranching in Carnivore Country: Livestock Protection and Compensation Programs on the Central Coast - Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Fall 2017 Meeting

Ranching in Carnivore Country: Livestock Protection and Compensation Programs on the Central Coast - Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Fall 2017 Meeting program image

This is the twice-a-year meeting of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition. The goal of this meeting is to improve economic security for livestock operators on the Central Coast by preventing livestock-carnivore conflict and providing potential resources when they do occur.

Date

Thursday, October 19, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
La Honda
Lunch will be provided

Registration Opens: Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Deadline to Register: Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Cost: $35.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

Seats Available: 80 of 100 REGISTER NOW
Please only register for yourself, registration requires a unique email address.


Instructor Information

Mr. Matt Chaney
Wildlife Biologist
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

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

Ms. Terris Kasteen
Environmental Scientist
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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

Mr. Dan Macon
Herdsman
Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center

Mr. Allan Renz
Rancher
Renz Livestock

Dr. Veronica Yovovich
Wildlife Biologist

Contact

Grant Lyon
grant@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Central Coast Rangelands Coalition, Sustainable Human Systems

Description

The goal of this meeting will be to improve understanding of tools for increasing livestock safety and carnivore tolerance on California’s central coast rangelands -- from the perspectives of ranchers, agencies, and other rangeland owners.  We will explore how techniques are applied to prevent depredations as well as methods for increasing economic viability of ranching alongside carnivores, including agency policies for compensation.  Meeting presenters and participants will discuss animal husbandry practices, as well as hear from practitioners involved with local wildlife compensation programs.

 
Goal
Improve economic security for livestock operators on the Central Coast by preventing livestock-carnivore conflict and providing potential resources when they do occur.
 
Objectives
  • Improve understanding of tools and approaches that Central Coast ranchers and land managers can apply to reduce carnivore-livestock interactions
  • Provide an introduction to a local depredation compensation program for losses when they occur
  • Foster productive discussion of these topics
 
Meeting Format
This workshop will consist of indoor lectures and a panel discussion in the morning and an afternoon field excursion to sites featuring livestock-carnivore interaction. Participants will carpool between the morning indoor session and the afternoon field sites.  There will also be small group discussions interspersed throughout the day to give participants an opportunity to share their expertise and learn from the diverse experiences of other meeting participants.
 
Registration Information
Please note- your registration will not be final until we receive and acknowledge payment of $35. You can pay online at the link provided after you register, or you can mail a check made out to Elkhorn Slough Foundation addressed to: Coastal Training Program, c/o ESF, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076 

 

Please register only yourself- no third party registration is allowed, as this frequently causes all sorts of problems. Registration deadline is October 5, 5 p.m. If you cancel, we can refund payment minus $10 processing fee before that deadline, but cannot refund anything if you cancel after that date. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop before October 9, in which case we will provide full refund. If you sign up, please show up- repeated failure to provide timely notification of inability to attend can jeopardize future registration opportunities.

Documents and Publications

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
CCRC Fall 2017 Agenda
PDF, 85KB
Veronica Yovovich
CCRC
August 2017
OTHER INFORMATION
Coyotes in Towns and Suburbs
PDF, 123KB
Wildlife Services
APHIS
Dec 2011
Livestock Protection Dogs Factsheet
PDF, 129KB
Wildlife Services
APHIS
October 2010
LIVESTOCK PROTECTION DOGS ON PRIVATE LANDS: Protecting Sheep From Predators
PDF, 273KB

APHIS
August 2014
Livestock Protection Dogs on Public Lands - Brochure
PDF, 908KB

APHIS
Nonlethal Management of Wildlife Damage
PDF, 161KB
Wildlife Services
APHIS
October 2010
Predator Damage Management
PDF, 33KB
APHIS
National Wildlife Research Center
2013

Links

APHIS Publication - • Livestock Protection Dogs on Private Lands (PA#2110) brochure
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/wildlife_damage/content/printable_version/LPD_PrivateLands_Brochure.pdf

APHIS Publication- Predator Damage Management 2012 factsheet
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/wildlife_damage/2012/nwrc/WS_Research_protect_livestock-7.pdf

APHIS Wildlife Damage Publications
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/aphis_pubs.php?ndx=4&fltr=Wildlife%20Damage

Turbo-fladry - report on efficacy in reducing predator impacts to livestock
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs144p2_042099.pdf

Questions and Answers

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