Latin: Sturnella neglecta
How we empower ranchers and consumers to protect grassland birds.
Western Meadowlark Photo: James Halsch
Photo: Mike Fernandez
Your guide to the ranches and retailers that sell products raised on Audubon-certified bird-friendly land.
Beef from Audubon-certified lands garner a premium price and provides a unique opportunity for ranchers to showcase their excellent management practices. This helps them care for their families and provides exceptional habitat for wildlife. By first listening to the ranching community, trusting in their knowledge of sustainable land management, and learning from their resiliency in a volatile marketplace, we are ensuring that our strategies and solutions will benefit both people and nature. Buying beef from Audubon-certified lands supports rural economies and the ranching way of life.
Since 2019, the Conservation Ranching Initiative in California has:
• Enrolled 17 different properties, as part of four ranching operations, totaling~70,000acres
• Conducted vegetation, soil, and bird surveys on participating ranches
• Outreach and education to hundreds of partners and eco-conscious consumers
• Developed technical and advisory committees with industry experts
We thank the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) for their support.
Audubon California-Sponsored bill encourages ranching practices that restore grasslands and sequester carbon.
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re introducing you to the incredible women ranchers in California who are enrolled in Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Initiative. We asked questions, and they responded with fun, insightful, and birdy answers.
The LNU Lightening Fires reached Bobcat Ranch, a 6,800 acre blue oak conservation property and certified Audubon Conservation Ranch. Thanks to the prevention work and prescribed fires by CAL FIRE and our staff, we successfully protected Bobcat Ranch’s infrastructure and surrounding developments.
Regenerative grazing increases plant diversity and productivity with benefits for bees, butterflies and birds.
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