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Livestock-Wildlife Conflicts in Rangelands of the Central Coast: A Review of the Research Sheri Spiegal October 17, 2013 Central Coast Rangeland Coalition.

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1 Livestock-Wildlife Conflicts in Rangelands of the Central Coast: A Review of the Research Sheri Spiegal October 17, 2013 Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Fall Meeting Tejon Ranch Conservancy Bryan Voelker Guy E. Connolly Bryan Voelker

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3 What significant conflicts occur between livestock grazing and wildlife on the Central Coast; which can be mitigated, and which cannot; how have these conflicts been mitigated effectively? Central Coast Rangeland Coalition

4 Outline Methods Results so far Four areas of conflict Five principal species Examples of mitigations Conclusions so far Your ideas

5 Outline Methods Results so far Four areas of conflict Five principal species Examples of mitigations Conclusions so far Your ideas

6 Range ecosystem model Decomposers Rancher, Range manager Vegetation Primary producers Domestic and wild grazers Primary consumers Predators Secondary consumers Wikipedia John Sandy Erica Spotswood Bryan Voelker

7 Range ecosystem model Decomposers Rancher, Range manager Wikipedia Vegetation Primary producers Domestic and wild grazers Primary consumers Predators Secondary consumers Wikipedia John Sandy Erica Spotswood Bryan Voelker

8 Range ecosystem model Decomposers Rancher, Range manager Wikipedia Vegetation Primary producers Domestic and wild grazers Primary consumers Predators Secondary consumers John Sandy Erica Spotswood Bryan Voelker

9 Range ecosystem model Decomposers Rancher, Range manager Wikipedia Vegetation Primary producers Domestic and wild grazers Primary consumers Predators Secondary consumers John Sandy Erica Spotswood Bryan Voelker

10 Range ecosystem model Decomposers Rancher, Range manager Wikipedia Vegetation Primary producers Domestic and wild grazers Primary consumers Predators Secondary consumers John Sandy Erica Spotswood Bryan Voelker

11 What are the conflicts experienced on the ground? Lynn Huntsinger Does the scientific literature address these conflicts?

12 Outline Methods Results so far Four areas of conflict Five principal species Examples of mitigations Conclusions so far Your ideas

13 Results so far 6 preliminary interviews 17 popular media articles 98 scientific studies

14 Results so far 4 main areas of conflict

15 Wikipedia Habitat conflicts John Sandy Erica Spotswood Bryan Voelker

16 Wikipedia Forage conflicts John Sandy Erica Spotswood Bryan Voelker

17 Wikipedia Predation conflicts John Sandy Erica Spotswood Bryan Voelker

18 Wikipedia Disease conflicts John Sandy Erica Spotswood Bryan Voelker

19 Wikipedia Disease conflicts John Sandy Erica Spotswood Bryan Voelker Habitat conflicts Predation conflicts Forage conflicts

20 Results so far 5 principal species

21 Rebecca Wenk

22 Bryan Voelker

23 Tejon Ranch Conservancy

24 Bryan Voelker

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27 Results so far

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29 Habitat

30 Pinnacles National Park Habitat

31 Pinnacles National Park Habitat Pinnacles National Park

32 Results so far

33 Bryan Voelker Forage

34 gothunts.com

35 Results so far

36 Tejon Ranch Conservancy Predation

37 santacruzpumas.org Predation

38 Results so far

39 Guy E. Connolly Predation

40 UC Hopland Field Station Marin County Livestock Protection Program Predation

41 Outline Methods Results so far Four areas of conflict Five principal species Examples of mitigations Conclusions so far Your ideas

42 Pinnacles National Park gothunts.com santacruzpumas.org UC Hopland Field Station

43 Guy E. Connolly

44 G. Smith Your ideas Interviews Sheri Spiegal

45 Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Thank you!


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