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Watershed/Natural Resources/Range Management


Rangeland in Monterey County

There is approximately 1.8 million acres of rangeland in Monterey County. These lands provide opportunity for multiple purposes. Rangelands serve as watersheds to capture, store, and release water for downstream uses; they provide forage for grazing by livestock; and their diverse plant communities provide habitat for many species of wildlife and recreational uses. UC Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists provide educational programs to inform people who own and/or manage the land and the animals grazing these lands. Our work includes applied research to develop new knowledge to effectively and efficiently manage rangelands and livestock in today's competitive and regulatory environment.

Ranch Water Quality Short Course at Nacimiento Lake