Tejon Ranch Conservancy hosts Cal-Pac Section Society for Range Management
The Tejon Ranch Conservancy was pleased to host the 2011 spring meeting of the California-Pacific Section of the Society of Range Management (CalPac SRM) (http://casrm.rangelands.org/) at Tejon Ranch. The Society for Ranch Management is a professional organization of rangeland managers, scientists, and users dedicated to educating its members and to promote the stewardship of rangeland resources.
Approximately 50 individuals participated in the spring meeting, which was held in the Tejon Ranch Equestrian Center. Staff from the Conservancy and the Tejon Ranch Company shared information on the history of Tejon Ranch, the Tejon Ranch Conservation and Land Use Agreement, the Tejon Ranch Company’s Wildlife Management Program, and the Conservancy’s Science Program. The audience also heard from Matt Echeverria, about grazing management on Tejon Ranch, and researchers from the Range Ecology Laboratory at U.C. Berkeley about the early results of the grassland assessment commissioned by the Conservancy. A fine ranch-style tri-tip BBQ was enjoyed by all after the presentations. The following day, the Conservancy and U.C. Berkeley researchers led the group on a tour of the Ranch to see and discuss some of the U.C. Berkeley findings, and fortunately were treated to a day of fine weather.
The Conservancy greatly enjoyed sharing the Ranch with such a knowledgeable group, and we look forward to continued collaboration with SRM.