Grazing workshop set for March 7 in Catheys Valley

Grazing ecology and management will be the topic of a March 12 workshop to be held at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley.

Debbie Wass, the University of California Cooperative Extension office manager in Mariposa County, said her office is collaborating with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District to put on the workshop.

The main goal of the workshop is to provide ranchers with information and tools that will help them manage grazing in ways that will promote rangeland productivity and sustainability, Wass said.

The workshop will cover topics ranging from the principles of grazing management, grazing effects on threatened and endangered species, grass-fed beef production, grazing and working landscapes, adaptive grazing management for sustainability, and more.

Check-in for the workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop will run from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost workshop is $25 and includes lunch, snacks, and handout materials. Preregistration is required by March 7.

Online registration is available at

For more information or registration materials, contact the Cooperative Extension office at (209) 966-2417 or