Regenerative Ranching 101

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Monthly workshop series at Bay Area ranches beginning August 2024

Would you like to learn evidence-based strategies for increasing the resilience and productivity of rangelands? 

The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (SMRCD) is excited to host the Regenerative Ranching 101 Educational Series for landowners, rangeland and livestock managers, students, and technical assistance providers.

From August 2024 through April 2025, join us once a month as we gather to visit regenerative ranches across the Bay Area, from Pescadero to Petaluma, to learn from world-class experts from SMRCD, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), TomKat Ranch, Point Blue Conservation Science, and California Farmlink. Connect with your peers as you gain hands-on experience in managing rangelands economically and environmentally regeneratively.

Eight Inspiring Sessions

Sessions will be held monthly from August – April, at ranches throughout the Bay Area, from 10am – 3pm

Wednesday, 8/7/24 – Principles and Practices of Regenerative Grazing; TomKat Ranch, Pescadero

Wednesday, 9/11/24 – Adaptive Grazing Planning; TomKat Ranch, Pescadero

Wednesday, 10/9/24 – Water and Fencing; TBC, Petaluma

Wednesday, 11/6/24 – Livestock Species and Wildlife; Morris Grassfed, San Juan Bautista

Wednesday, 12/11/24 – Trials to Expand Understanding; TomKat Ranch, Pescadero

Wednesday, 1/8/25 – Land Management in a Changing Climate; TBC, Bodega Bay

Wednesday, 2/12/25 – Monitoring; Stemple Creek, Tomales Bay

Wednesday, 3/12/25 – Lease Structure, Technical and Financial Assistance; TomKat Ranch, Pescadero

Wednesday, 4/2/25 – Wrap Up, Mixer; TomKat Ranch, Pescadero

Free For Most Participants!

The workshop series is free for livestock, land and ranch managers, students of rangeland management, and technical assistance providers. We know that taking time away from ranch work is difficult, reimbursement for costs incurred by attending the workshops may be available. Please indicate on your application if you’d like help covering the costs of attending. Tuition for landowners is $500, payable by check by the first day of the course.

Registration is now closed. For questions email