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Two Preserve Manager positions available – Santa Barbara County, CA


One position is focused on rangeland management, the other on management of a protected plant.
Reports to: Regional Preserve Manager – South Coast Region Location: Santa Barbara County (preserve is south of Lompoc, CA) Position: Permanent / Full-time; Exempt (Salaried)

More info at CNLM site.
Download details, requirements and more information here.    



Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District - Conservation Grazing Program Manager

Classification title: Resource Management Specialist III
Annual Pay Range: $112,747 - $140,786 plus full benefits, including CalPERS Pension
Application Deadline: April 23, 2023
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) has an excellent career opportunity for an experienced and motivated Conservation Grazing Program Manager who will plan, organize, manage, oversee, and participate in the implementation of objectives outlined in the conservation grazing program and the agricultural land management projects within the District’s Coastside mission. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge base of resource management principles focused on rangeland ecology, rangeland vegetation management, rangeland plant physiology, and rangeland animal management and can provide a high level of lease oversight to assist tenants with incorporatingresourceprotectionmeasuresaspartoftheirgrazingpractices. ThestartdateforthispositionisJune 2023. District housing for rent will be available in Fall 2023 for the selected individual.

Apply here. Download more information.




California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation: Rangeland Scholarships Available

If you are, or if you know anyone, who is majoring in Range Ecology/Range Management, there are scholarship opportunities available. Click here for more information about the Rustici Rangeland Scholarship, administered through California Farm Bureau. Even though the date has passed, if you are going to be in college and majoring in range, please take time to apply for this scholarship this year!


California-Pacific Section Virtual Spring Meeting 2021


The Invisible Hand and Rangelands :Can market-based programs effectively incentivize the conservation and stewardship we need on working landscapes?

Click here for video of the 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting





RMOY and ERM Award Nominations


It’s that time to think of nominating our colleagues for 2021 Range Manager of the Year. Let's recognize those hard working folks who make substantial contributions for our profession at the local, state and or national levels. Nominations due Aug 15.


For those who missed it, congratulations to our 2020 Range Manager of the Year, Chuck Pritchard of San Luis Obispo County!


Excellence in Range Management nominations will be due Sept 1. Criteria for selection- Consideration of nominee’s stewardship of rangeland as demonstrated by sustainable productivity of natural forage, livestock, timber, wildlife habitat, water quality, protection of riparian habitats, production of other commodities, and aesthetic values; contributions toward rangeland advancement off the ranch, including association work and training activities that encourage proper management; improvements made in overall efficiency of the range management goals; and the manager’s ability to develop creative solutions to rangeland management challenges.


Congratulations to the Schmidt Family Ranch and Peterson Land and Cattle Company of San Benito County our 2020 Excellence in Range Management winner!


More information on the Awards page, nomination forms available here.

See Past Winners





‘Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Ranching Rithmetic: How to make conservation and economics work together on rangelands.

Click here for video of the 2020 Virtual Fall Campfire (password: *m8DHhD4)




2020 video, Virtual Spring Meeting (password:  6J!s^%z$)




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