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Northern California District Public Affairs
Release Date: 05/26/09
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-NC-09-58

National Experimental Stewardship Meeting Set for Cedarville, June 15-18

A national meeting of the Experimental Stewardship Program (ESP), which focuses on improving public rangeland management, will be held Monday through Thursday, June 15-18, at the Modoc District Fairgrounds in Cedarville.

The Modoc-Washoe Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee is hosting.

Theme for the meeting, which features field tours and panel discussions, is “Partnering for Restoration, Conservation and Production.”  It is open to anyone interested in rangeland conservation and the program’s collaborative, inclusive approach.

Information on registration and fees is available by contacting Missy Merrill-Davies at the University of California Cooperative Extension office in Alturas, (530) 233-6400 or Bev Way at the Warner Mountain Ranger District in Cedarville, (530) 279-6116.

“Field tours to showcase the Modoc-Washoe’s endeavors will take two days of the session,” said Shane DeForest, manager of the Bureau of Land Management’s Surprise Field Office in Cedarville.  “On Tuesday, June 16, we will head into the Warner Mountains to look at forest management partnerships.  On Wednesday, we will focus on the high desert, and Modoc-Washoe’s work on BLM-managed public lands.”

Featured speakers include Kent McAdoo, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; Chuck Petersen, a master’s degree candidate at Utah State University; Dr. Berry Perryman, associate professor in animal biotechnology, University of Nevada; Rex Cleary, former district manager for the BLM in Susanville; and Jean Schadler, a rancher and founding member of Modoc-Washoe ESP.

The Experimental Stewardship Program was formed by Congress as part of the Public Rangeland Improvement Act of 1978. In addition to the Modoc-Washoe steering committee, ESP groups are active in Challis, Idaho and Dillon, Mont.


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Last updated: 05-26-2009