Rangeland Management Workshop-May 26th

On May 26 we hosted a Rangeland Management Workshop.  Experts Karl Striby, Royce Larsen and Mike Bonnheim joined us on the Bonnheim Ranch in Paso Robles. Beau Miller from Dow AgroSciences was also on hand to discuss herbicide trials taking place on the ranch.

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  • Oak Woodland Thinning
  • Control of Invasive Species
  • Prescriptive Burns
  • Rancher Sustainability Self Assessment
  • Livestock Watering Systems

 

 

At the end of the day, we asked our participants to tell us what the most valuable part of the day was, and here is what they had to say:

“getting to hear personal experience meant a lot, (I) loved hearing about all the different dynamics of this ranch”

“learning how one cattle rancher manages his ranch with today’s challenges”

“being on site for a workshop and being able to see what is discussed”

As much as possible, we try to host our workshops “in the field/on the farm/on the ranch” and not in a classroom and we are so happy to hear that our participants enjoy the experience!

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US-LT RCD on Television

Executive Director Devin Best sat down with Charter Local Edition to discuss the ongoing drought and what the Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District is doing to address the problems facing our district.

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A New Member of Our Team

In late October, Audrey Weichert joined the US-LTRCD team as the Conservation Technician.

Audrey graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2007 with a degree in Environmental Management and Protection with minors in Biology and Land Rehabilitation. She began her career as a Biologist with a local environmental consulting firm in Paso Robles where her primary responsibilities included conducting wildlife and botanical surveys, habitat assessments, preparing biological resource documents, and managing various regulatory permitting projects in the region. Audrey also volunteers at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History as their docent Curator of Mammals and occasionally leads birding field trips for the Morro Coast Audubon Society with her husband. She has lived on the Central Coast for over 30 years and is thrilled to join the US-LT RCD team!

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