To California landowners and land managers who use livestock:
The Rancher-to-Rancher project can help you set up a small, no-risk learning site trial on your land, say a few acres or less, where you could concentrate your livestock for a few hours or a day, and give it a substantial recovery period from grazing. Our support could be help in planning the trial to work with your needs, simple monitoring of the soil surface, and an optional soil carbon baseline plot.
We are funded mainly by the 11th Hour project. To participate, contact one of our committee members:
JoeMorris (San Juan Bautista) 831-801-3798 (joe at morrisgrassfed dot com)
Richard King (Petaluma) 707-217-2308 rking1675 at gmail dot com
Rob Rutherford (San Luis Obispo) robtrutherford at gmail dot com
Kent Reeves (Sacramento) kent at cowboyconservation dot com
Anne Coates (Santa Barbara) acoates at rcdsantabarbara dot org
Peter Donovan (Soil Carbon Coalition, often traveling) 541-263-1888 managingwholes dot com at gmail dot com
R2R field day near Prather, California with Sierra Foothill Conservancy on March 19, 2016.
Short story on field demo at Hollister SVRA, 4/13.
Read more or download our project description and intro here.
With monitoring forms and cheat sheet here.
Graeme Hand explains the prototype in Australia:
Initial planning meeting: collective statement here.