Hopland Research and Extension Center
University of California
Hopland Research and Extension Center

Past Workshops

Living with Wildlife: New and Emerging Research 2017

Here you will find the agenda, rancher interviews, presentations and facilitators graphic recording of the event (Listen Ink) from our "Living with Wildlife: New and Emerging Research" workshop on August 31st 2017.

Agenda

Living with Wildlife Agenda

Rancher Panel Interviews Offering Situational Data

Living with Wildlife - Rancher Situational Data

Graphic Recording

Page 1: 

1

Page 2: 

2

Page 3: 

3

Page 4: 

4

Page 5: 

5

Presentations - To be added here as soon as available.

 

Oak Woodland Conservation Workshop 06/23/17

Click here for the agenda for the Oak Woodland Conservation workshop held at Hopland REC in partnership with NRCS, MCRCD, Mendocino County Fire Safe Council and CAL FIRE on June 23rd, 2017.

Presentations on the day included:

Oaks and Wildlife - Bob Keiffer

Management Issues Facing Northern California Deciduous Oak Forests - Matt Cocking NRCS

CAL FIRE - Vegetation Management Program

Environmental Quality Incentive Presentation - Matt Prendergast, NRCS

 

Living with Wildlife While Managing Working Landscapes - Community Conversation

Date: December 2nd, 2015

Time

Agenda

Presentation (if available)

8:30 a.m. 

Registration

 

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Overview

Dr. Kimberley Rodrigues – Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC), Director

 

 

9:15 a.m.

Wildlife at Hopland Research and Extension Center
Dr. Justin Brashares – UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

 Brashares powerpoint 120115

9:45 a.m.

Integrated Vertebrate Pest Management Dr. Roger Baldwin - Cooperative Extension Specialist, Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution

 Baldwin Hopland Coyote Presentation 2015 (45 min)

10:30 a.m.

BREAK

 

10:45 a.m. 

Understanding Current Local, State and Federal Connections to Managing Wildlife

Dennis Orthmeyer – USDA APHIS Wildlife Services, State Director

Scott Koller – California Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist

 

11:00 a.m.    

Sheep Management Goals at HREC for Research and Extension Commitment

Dr. Kimberley Rodrigues – HREC Director

 

11:20 a.m.

Non-lethal Controls as Preferred Tools and Challenges for Private Livestock
Managers
Magruder Ranch, Paul and Dorothy Cong

 

12:00 p.m.

Lunch (Provided)
Zack’s catering

 

1:30 p.m. 

Small Group Dialogue

Participants will be assigned small groups designed to integrate diverse perspectives.

Each small group will rotate through each topic area, listed below and have time (@ 30 minutes each) to explore more deeply.

Key speakers will remain with their topic tables while all other participants rotate through each topic

 

Topic areas:

•Understanding Operational Realities – Local, State and Federal Connections

•Producer Perspective to Seek Sustainable Solutions

•Integrated Management Tools and Future Opportunities

 

 Notes from Small Group Conversations - Living with Wildlife While Managing Working Landscapes

3:30 p.m. 

Wrap Up – Next Steps

Dr. Kimberley Rodrigues – HREC Director

 

4:00 p.m.

Travel to Site of Non-lethal Foxlight Proposed Research Trial

 

 

 

Living with Wildlife While Managing Working Landscapes - USDA APHIS Workshop

Date: December 1st, 2015

Time

Agenda

Presentation (if available)

8:30 a.m 

Registration

 

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Kimberley Rodrigues – Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC), Director

Dennis Orthmeyer – USDA APHIS Wildlife Services, State Director

Noelle Cremers - Natural Resources and Commodities at California Farm Bureau Federation, Director

 

9:30 a.m.

History of Research at the Hopland Research and Extension Center
Dr. Robert Timm

 TIMM HREC coyote workshop Dec 2015

10:00 a.m.

History of Research at National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC)

Dr. Julie Young – Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist, National Wildlife Research Center, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

 Young_NWRChistory

10:30 a.m.

BREAK

 

10:45 a.m. 

CDFW Human-Wildlife Conflict and Wildlife Watch Programs overview

Marc Kenyon – Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), Wildlife Investigations Lab, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

 Kenyon_HREC_2015_HWCPolicies_Watch

11:15 a.m.    

Nonlethal Tools and Methods to Reduce Conflicts Between Livestock and Predators

Pamela Flick - California Representative Defenders of Wildlife

 Defenders_coex_12-1-15 FINAL

11:45 a.m.

Lunch (Provided)
Zack’s catering

 

1:00 p.m.

Livestock Protection Dogs: Encouraging Effective and Responsible use for Reducing Predator/Livestock/Human Conflicts

Mike Marlow – Wildlife Biologist, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

 Marlow CA Living with Wildlife wkshp 2015

1:30 p.m. 

Livestock Protection Guard Dog Research for Larger Predators

Dr. Julie Young – Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist, National Wildlife Research Center, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

 Young_LGD_Ukiah (1)

2:00 p.m. 

Being Better at Prevention: Lessons Learned from a Wolf-Sheep System in Idaho and Urban Coyotes in Denver

Dr. Stewart Breck - Research Wildlife Biologist, National Wildlife Research Center, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

 Breck_California Non-Lethal Dec 2015

2:30 p.m.

BREAK

 

 

2:45 p.m.

Overview of Marin County Livestock Protection Program

Dr. Stephanie Larson – County Director and Livestock Range Management Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

 Larson Overview of the Marin County Livestock Protection Program

 3:15 p.m. 

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Tahoe Basin Black Bear Project: Home Range Analysis and Use of Urban Areas

Canh Nguyen, Senior Environmental Scientist, North Central Region, CDFW

 Tahoe Bear study_Hopland 2015_CN

3:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion

 

5:00 p.m.

Close

 

 

 

Covering Your Future – Soils Workshop

Covering Your Future – Soils Workshop  Date: December 9, 2014

Agenda and Presentations if available

Purpose: Sharing scientific foundation(s) and learning from local agricultural producers current practices, seeking shared interests, pursuing new opportunities locally and regionally in partnership with NRCS, RCD and UCCE.  Seeking funding support for producers to support these practices.  Seeking producers to cooperate in demonstration sites.

9:00  AM

Welcome/Overview of the Day – Recognize all co-sponsors and planning committee members from very first brainstorming meeting – review logistics and process for the day.  Briefly review the survey information summary to frame the day.
Kim Rodrigues - Hopland REC

 
9:15

Brief Overview of the NRCS and RCD vision and mission and specific interests and tools (grants, technical support, etc.) in this forum as potential to build innovative soils health initiative.
Carol and Patricia -

 
pptx
9:30

The dilemma of water management – Soil storage and surface/ground water interactions.
Helen Dahlke – UC Davis

 
pptx
10:30

Innovative conservation agriculture options.
Jeff Mitchell – UCD

 
pptx
11:00
Break  
11:15

New ways of looking at cover crops and carbon management in agricultural systems.
Glenn McGourty - UCCE Mendocino

 
pptx
11:45

Understanding and taking advantage of carbon cycles and markets in agricultural systems.
Jeff Creque - Marin Carbon Project

 
pptx
12:15 PM

Networking lunch & demonstration
Erica Lindquist - NRCS

 
1:15

Producer perspective based on morning session.  Questions and concerns to frame the afternoon.
Aubrey Maillard Rawlins and Paul Dolan - Mendocino Winegrape Growers

 
pptx
1:30
Organize tables by topic and speakers – This is an opportunity for presenters to listen to agricultural growers and seek understanding and support of their immediate needs to inform any/all actions resulting from the forum.  

 

Webmaster Email: kstaniguchi@ucanr.edu