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Conservation Easements to Keep Ranches Working - Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2018 Meeting

Conservation Easements to Keep Ranches Working - Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring 2018 Meeting program image

This is the twice-a-year meeting of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition. The goal of this meeting is to improve the opportunity for mitigation conservation easements to support working rangeland sustainability on the Central Coast. This is a joint meeting of the California-Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management and Central Coast Rangeland Coalition.

Date

Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Koopman Ranch
Sunol
Lunch will be provided

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

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Lina Aoyama
MS Range Student
University of California, Berkeley

Sheila Barry
Livestock and Natural Resource Extension Advisor
UC Cooperative Extension

Robin Dakin
Biologist
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Michael Delbar
Chief Operating Officer
California Rangeland Trust

Dr. Larry Ford
Principal
LD Ford Rangeland Conservation Science

Janice Gan
Environmental Scientist
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Erik Gantenbein
Preserve Manager
Center for Natural Lands Management

Reid Johnsen
Doctoral Candidate
UC Berkeley

Mr. Tim Koopman
SFPUC Area Land Manager and local rancher
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Darrel Sweet
Rancher
Sweet Ranches

Matt Wacker
Senior Associate
H.T. Harvey & Associates

Contact

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

Sponsors

UC Cooperative ExtensionUC Cooperative Extension

Description

See also: Central Coast Rangelands Coalition, Sustainable Human Systems

Description

The use of mitigation easements on both private and public land has dramatically increased on rangeland sites throughout California.  The goal of this meeting will be to improve understanding of the opportunities and challenges that conservation easements provide in conserving working rangelands on California’s Central Coast rangelands -- from the perspectives of ranchers, agencies, and other rangeland owners.  We will consider current conservation threats, types of conservation easements, the effectiveness of easements across generations, landowner and rancher opportunities to participate in mitigation easements and easement monitoring and management. 

 

Goal

Improve the opportunity for mitigation conservation easements to support working rangeland sustainability on the Central Coast.

 

Objectives

●      Identify and understand the threats to sustaining working rangelands on the Central Coast and the conservation values associated with these lands.

●      Improve the understanding of the role of various types of conservation easements in sustaining working rangelands, with a focus on mitigation easements.

●      Provide information to ranchers, landowners, consultants and land trusts to work towards improved mitigation policy, creation of easements and planning for sustaining working rangelands.

●      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 conservation easements. Participants will carpool between the morning session and the afternoon field site. 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 problems. Registration deadline is March 27, 2018, 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 this workshop before March 29, 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. If you choose to pay at the door instead of registering ahead, the cost is $50.

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
CCRC Spring 2018 Agenda
PDF, 115KB
Sheila Barry
CCRC
February 2018
Conservation Easement Glossary
DOCX, 46KB
Sheila Barry
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition
April 2018
In Perpetuity: Long Term Views of Conservation Easements and Payment Structure
PDF, 2.5MB
Reid Johnsen
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
April 2018
Monitoring Checklist
DOC, 45KB
Sheila Barry
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition
April 2018
Monitoring Summary
DOC, 24KB
Sheila Barry
Central Coast Rangelands Coalition
April 2018
Perceived Barriers and Opportunities for Conservation on Central Coast California Rangelands
PDF, 12.2MB
Lina Aoyama
Central Coast Rangeland Coalition
April 2018
OTHER INFORMATION
Conservation Easement Monitoring, Enforcement, and Defense Policy
PDF, 18KB
Center for Natural Lands Management
Center for Natural Lands Management
March 2014
Wetland and Stream Mitigation: A Handbook for Land Trusts
PDF, 748KB
The Environmental Law Institute & Land Trust Alliance
Land Trust Alliance
September 2012

Links

Society for Range Management
http://rangelands.org

Questions and Answers

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