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1 October 2014 History of Rangeland Management in California
Stephanie Larson-Praplan
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On the Ground

  • Spanish colonists brought cattle to California when they landed in San Diego in 1769, with two hundred head of cattle arriving by overland routes.

  • Mexico, achieving independence, established rules to petition for land grants in California, paving the way for additional settlers by making land grants easier to obtain.

  • The Gold Rush resulted in cattle numbers quadrupling and sheep numbers increasing more than 60-fold between 1850 and 1860.

  • Multiple uses, such as agriculture crop production, impacted California rangelands.

  • Public policies now influence management of approximately 38 million acres of privately and publicly owned rangelands.

Stephanie Larson-Praplan "History of Rangeland Management in California," Rangelands 36(5), 11-17, (1 October 2014). https://doi.org/10.2111/Rangelands-D-14-00020.1
Published: 1 October 2014
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Gold Rush impacts on rangelands
public policies on rangelands
ranching history in California
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