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UC Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 request for proposals for the UC Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment will be released on Monday September 13, 2021. Proposals will be due by 5:00 pm PST on Thursday November 4, 2021. Information about this funding opportunity can be found at:



Supervisory Program Manager, Inventory and Monitoring Division Program Manager, National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Division, Ft. Collins, CO

Opening and Closing Dates: 08/20/2021 to 09/07/2021
This position is in the National Park Service (NPS) Natural Resource Stewardship and Science (NRSS) directorate, and reports to the NRSS Deputy Associate Director. The position is duty stationed in Fort Collins, Colorado. The incumbent serves as Inventory & Monitoring Division Program Manager, responsible for overall program leadership, management, and operations.

Open to the first 100 applicants or until 09/07/2021, whichever comes first.

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Rangeland Management Specialists, GS-0454-7/9/11, in Modesto and Santa Maria

Opening and Closing Dates: 08/24/2021 to 09/03/2021
The incumbent will provide professional services in range management, and soil and water conservation activities while assisting in the planning of conservation practices on ranches and farms.


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Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor (Applied Research and Extension)


County Locations: Butte County, Nevada County, Placer County, Sutter County, Yuba County Date
Posted: August 9, 2021 Closing Date: September 30, 2021
Location Headquarters. University of California Cooperative Extension Sutter-Yuba Office, Yuba City, Yuba County, California
Purpose. The Forestry & Natural Resources Advisor will implement an extension education and applied problem-solving research program in sustainable forest management on both private and public lands for Yuba, Butte and Nevada Counties.


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Rangeland Management Specialist Position


Opening & Closing dates: 07/23/2021 to 08/12/2021
One vacancy is located on the Inyo National Forest and duty station will be either on the White Mountain Ranger District in Bishop, CA or Mt. Whitney Ranger District in Lone Pine, CA.
The Rangeland Management Specialist has responsibility for managing, planning, coordinating, and reporting on an ecosystem-based rangeland management program on the District.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact David Andersen at 760-876-6227 or

For more details please visit USAJobs posting



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?

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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




Vegetation Program Manager, Expert Santa Cruz, CA


The Vegetation Program Manager is responsible for oversight of Vegetation Management operations, ensuring electric system safety, reliability and regulatory compliance with state and federal rules. The incumbent may also serve as a subject matter expert and provide guidance and education or influence leaders in the industry (PG&E, other utilities or other decision makers) on regulatory issues and program strategies. Leads team within a specific geographic area of operations, including, direct oversight of 50+ inspection and tree contractor personnel. Works with customers and public entities to monitor and manage vegetation proximity to PG&E assets to contribute to system reliability and safety objectives

More information here



Agricultural Land Acquisitions Academic Coordinator II (2 positions, Fresno and Riverside Counties)


The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is seeking (2) Academic Coordinators who will support the mission of the Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation Program (SALC) alongside the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) by providing local and regional planning agencies, land trusts, non-profits, landowners, and other key stakeholders with input on critical land use issues, strategies, and opportunities. They will actively engage partners and provide technical expertise to support the development of SALC acquisitions and plans, and will enhance the capacity of underserved communities to apply to SALC.


The Academic Coordinator will work in conjunction with SGC-funded technical assistance programs to identify opportunities to leverage existing resources to promote infill development, conserve agricultural land, and practice climate smart agricultural methods. Their work will inform sound land conservation planning and conservation strategy implementation that simultaneously protect productive agricultural land and biodiversity while laying a solid foundation for ecosystem and food management in the future.


EDUCATION: A minimum of a Master's degree in Planning, Geography, Environmental Science or related field is required at the time of appointment.

Salary: The beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator II series and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the Academic Coordinator series salary scales, please refer to:


For full position vacancy announcements and detailed application procedures, please visit our jobs website To assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted by January 22, 2021 to: and choose “applicants” (refer to position #20-13 -Fresno location or position #20-14 -Riverside location).






‘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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