Featured Tool: Rangeland Monitoring Network

Point Blue’s Rangeland Monitoring Network seeks to preserve the ecological value of rangelands and recommend conservation actions that enhance their function for people and wildlife. To accomplish this it seeks to understand and measure ecological function of rangelands and increase communication and collaboration among managers across California.

Handbook

Field Data Forms:

Soil Data Forms


Plants Data Form


Bird Point Count Data Form


Data Entry:

Bird and soil survey data can be entered in the California Avian Data Center (CADC), a regional node of the Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) hosted by Point Blue Conservation Science.

For more information, please contact:

Libby Porzig
Email: eporzig@pointblue.org 
Senior Ecologist


More Farm and Ranch Management Tools

A collection of resources for private landowners, farmers, and ranchers, aimed at helping improve wildlife friendly practices on private lands. Special note: In times of drought, planting native plants and promoting perennial grasses will help improve soils, promote water storage in soil, and create habitat for wildlife.

Guide to the Pasture Plants of Coastal San Mateo County

A very cool guide to Central Coast pasture plants written and illustrated by Point Blue’s Mel Preston, published by TomKat Ranch, and supported by other partners in the region.

How Grazing Could Restore California’s Grasslands

An article in Conservation Magazine summarizing a recent Point Blue publication on the role of planned grazing in increasing native perennial grass distribution on a coastal California ranch.

Common Species of the Working Lands of Coastal San Mateo County: A Wildlife Checklist

A checklist to common birds, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals created by Point Blue staff, including Rich Stallcup, and partners (best to print on legal-sized paper).

Being the Best Nest Box Landlord for Birds in the West

A handout with tips on how to build, maintain and monitor nest boxes for western cavity nesting species.

Safe Nest Boxes for Owls in the West

A handout with tips on how to build, maintain and monitor owl nest boxes.

Habitat Enhancement Guide Marin and Sonoma

An easy-to-use guide to habitat restoration and enhancement for riparian and oak woodland habitats in Marin and Sonoma Counties, California.

Habitat Enhancement Guide Sacramento Valley

An easy-to-use guide to habitat restoration and enhancement describing practical steps that landowners and land managers can take to improve bird habitat in the Sacramento Valley.

How to Help Quail on Your Farm or Ranch

A handout on how to attract and support quail on farms, ranches or in yards.

Safe Bird Feeding

A tip sheet discussing the actions you can take to keep birds at your feeder safe from disease and predators.

Waterbird ID Card

A two sided identification card to some of the most common waterbirds in California.

Pocket Guide to Sierra Nevada Birds

A pocket-sized guide to common birds of the Sierra Nevada, containing tips for their protection and conservation.

Pocket Guide to Sagebrush Birds

A pocket-sized guide to common birds of the sagebrush habitats, containing tips for their protection and conservation.

Pocket Guide to Sagebrush Habitat

A pocket-sized guide to learning about sagebrush plant species.

Pocket Guide to San Francisco Bay Birds

A pocket-sized guide to common birds of San Francisco Bay, containing tips for their protection and conservation.

Pocket Guide to Beach Birds of California

A pocket-sized guide to common birds of California’s beaches, and tips for their protection and management.

Restoration Works

A handout summarizing Point Blue’s science showing that habitat restoration works for protecting birds.

Keeping Oak Woodlands Healthy

A two-sided quick guide created with the Natural Resource Conservation District on how to maintain healthy oak woodland habitats on your land.

Keeping Riparian Habitats Healthy

A two-sided quick guide created with the Natural Resource Conservation District on how to maintain healthy riparian habitats on your land.

Keeping Mountain Meadows Healthy

A two-sided quick guide created with the Natural Resource Conservation District on how to maintain healthy mountain meadow habitats on your land.

Keeping Grasslands Healthy

A two-sided quick guide created with the Natural Resource Conservation District on how to maintain healthy grasslands on your property.

Restoring Sierra Meadows

How to assess mountain meadow health and find resources in your area to restore your meadow.

 

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