MISSION & GOALS

The Range Management Advisory Committee was statutorily created to advise the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Resources Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture on rangeland resources.

MEETINGS & WEBINARS 

The meetings will be held in Sacramento, but are subject to change.

To register for a webinar, please see the Board of Forestry & Fire Protection Homepage or the appropriate meeting agenda. Agendas can be found under Meeting Materials.

STAFF MEMBERS

Kristina Wolf, Environmental Scientist

kristina.wolf@bof.ca.gov

Meeting Materials

Workshops

The Range Management Advisory Committee is co-hosting a virtual workshop with the California Fire Science Consortium to discuss the use of prescribed livestock grazing as a tool to support sustainable fuel reduction and environmental management in multi-use landscapes. This year will focus on the ins and outs of contract grazing on public and private lands in the wildland-urban interface and other at-risk communities. Sheep, goat, and cattle producers across the Northern, Central, and Southern regions of California will share their experiences with conducting grazing projects to manage fuels in a variety of landscapes and contexts, and will include John Mark Austel from 4 J Horse & Livestock, Lee Hazeltine and Laura Gunderson from Intergrazers, Andrée Soares from Star Creek Land Stewards, Cole Bush from Shepherdess Land & Livestock, Jaime Irwin from Kaos Sheep Outfit, and Elizabeth Reikowski from Willow Creek Land & Cattle. Contracting entities will also speak to the ins and outs of contract grazing, and will include representatives from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.C. Cooperative Extension, Ojai Valley Community Supported Grazing Program and local Fire Safe Councils, and the Land Trust of Napa County.

 

Three separate workshops will highlight case studies of successful grazing contracts and partnerships across the state. The workshops will take place virtually on July 29, August 5, and August 12, 2021 starting at 10:00 M Pacific. These seminars will be free and open to all. Please register here: https://calpoly.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z30YyczsTXmB966qHeOljQ

 

In the fall of 2020, the California Range Management Advisory Committee co-hosted a virtual workshop with the California Fire Science Consortium to discuss the use of prescribed livestock grazing  as a sustainable fuel reduction and environmental management tool. Three separate workshops were hosted on the following topics:

  • Wildland Fuels: A Primer for Concerned Citizens & Grazers
  • Using Grazing for Fuels Management 101: Practices & Strategies
  • Organizing Community-Based Wildland Fuels Management Projects: Approaches and Examples

Additional information and links to the recorded sessions can be found at the Fire Science Consortium’s webpage.