Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Spring Meeting - April 20, 2023

Mar 15, 2023

Please join us for the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition's Spring meeting titled Cattle Grazing and Wildfire Fuels.

This workshop will provide the latest research on cattle grazing and fire behavior.  Our panelist- fire fighters, ranchers, and land managers- will discuss challenges and opportunities to use cattle grazing for fuels reduction. We will also consider how to balance fuel reduction with other management goals including water quality, habitat, and ranch economics.  During our field tour we will visit sites along the Nimitz Trail. This trail goes between Tilden Park (ungrazed since the 1930s) and Wildcat Canyon Park (continuously grazed by cattle in recent history). This location is study of several studies on shrub encroachment and we will hear from Dr. Joe McBride (professor emeritus at UCB and author of papers on shrub encroachment at Tilden Park).  We will also view a site where goats were used to manage vegetation. Differences between cattle and goat grazing for fuels management will be discussed.

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023

Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Little Farm located at
Tilden Nature Area Environmental Educational Center

1500 Central Park Drive, Berkeley, CA
(Free parking

Cost: $30, lunch provided

Register Here: 

Registration deadline is Friday, April 14 - 5:00 p.m.
Space is limited.

By Devii R. Rao
Author - San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor