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Grazing and Conservation Part II

December 10, 2015

You’re invited to the first Open Space Council sequel.

In March 2011, an overwhelming number of people from a variety of fields attended the Open Space Council’s Gathering entitled Grazing and Conservation. The Gathering provided an overview of Bay Area rangelands and the art and science of grazing management to achieve conservation purposes. This was the first Council Gathering that completely sold out. We had something like 150 people wanting to sit in 90 seats at the Log Cabin in the Presidio. See pictures from the Gathering here.


a ranger and a scientist and a cowboy!Everyone loves a good sequel (right?) and so we’re doing it again.

You’re invited to our Rainy Season Gathering on January 28, 2016 for Grazing and Conservation Part II: Cooperating with Ranchers. We’re doing this in partnership with UC Cooperative Extension, Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program, California Rangeland Conservation Coalition, Central Coast Rangeland Coalition, and California Rangeland Trust. This Gathering will take the conversation further and continue to explore this complex and important topic.

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We will hear perspectives on the benefits and challenges of working with ranchers for grazing to benefit conservation on public and/or private lands in the Bay Area. The speakers are:

The Gathering will be held January 28, 2016 from 9:30am-1pm at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Program starts at 10am but no beverages are permitted in the theater. Join us at 9:30 for coffee and tea, and lunch will be served at 12pm.

If history is any prediction of the future, this Gathering will fill up. The good news is that we have a lot more seating capacity.

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