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On the Fence

October 01, 2015 by Alison Hawkes

The recovery of the nearly extinct Tule Elk has become a dilemma for the park service, ranchers, and environmentalists at Point Reyes.


Letter: George Wuerthner Responds to Sheila Barry

July 05, 2015 by George Wuerthner

An ecologist argues that endorsing the benefits of livestock ignores the many negative impacts cows have on water quality, wildlife, plant communities, soils, and ecosystems.

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Pro: Public Lands Need Cattle to Meet Conservation Goals

May 08, 2015 by Sheila Barry

A livestock advisor who promotes biodiversity on grazing lands explains why cattle can be beneficial to conservation.


California Rangeland Conservation Coalition

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A broad coalition of agriculture and environmental groups working on rangeland science and advocacy based on the idea that working landscapes and healthy farming and ranching communities are critical components of maintaining healthy ecosystems.

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California Rangeland Trust

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature


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Alameda County Resource Conservation District – ACRCD

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Alameda County Resource Conservation District provides technical and educational services for natural resource conservation and agriculture enhancement. Collaborates with private landowners, local, state, and federal agencies and other organizations to develop and implement various conservation and agricultural strategies.

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The Grass Really Is Greener

April 24, 2012 by Jacoba Charles

A project in West Marin shows how ranchers, and a whole lot of compost, can help mitigate climate change.


Keeping it in the Family in Rio Vista

October 01, 2011 by Jacoba Charles

For more than a century, Jeanne McCormack’s family has grown grain and raised livestock on a few thousand acres near Rio Vista. But she and her husband Al Medvitz didn’t take a straight line to ranching. Instead, they detoured through Africa and Asia. Now, they’re in it for the long haul.


Urban Farms to Open Range

October 01, 2011 by Sibella Kraus

Even though foodie culture is an ever-growing phenomenon in the Bay Area, it's still surprising to many that nearly half the land in our region is dedicated to ranching or farming.

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Big Plans for Wild Lands

April 01, 2011 by Glen Martin

When it comes to the challenge of preserving biodiversity in the face of climate change, population growth, and other pressures, you have to think big. A new regional plan does just that with a proposal for a comprehensive Conservation Lands Network whose implementation would help ensure the preservation of diverse habitats essential for the survival of healthy populations of native species.

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