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Managing Mimicry: The Art and Science of Restoring Rangeland

For years cattle were classified as Enemy Number One by environmentalists. However, new perspectives are opening huge potential for properly managed cattle to actually regenerate landscapes and restore balance to broken ecosystems. These speakers will discuss their experiences and approaches in repairing the broken relationship between grassland, large animals and predators. After describing the nuts and bolts of their practices, they will touch on the emerging opportunities for people who want to improve ecosystem processes, but never considered "cowboy" as a career path.


Sponsored By: 
Paicines Ranch

Track and Session Info

Seasoned Farmers & Ranchers
A | 8:30 am

Date and Location


Doniga Markegard

Doniga Markegard
Presenter Affiliation: 
Markegard Family Grass-Fed
Author of Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild and regenerative rancher Doniga brings a perspective rooted in nature.Along with her husband and four children, Doniga owns and operates Markegard Family Grass-Fed LLC raising grass-fed beef, lamb, pastured pork, chicken and dairy supplying the Bay Area with local, nutrient dense foods. The family ranch leases coastal ranches throughout the Bay Area spanning over 10,000 acres. She is dedicated to finding ways to regenerate lands and community through ranching practices that build soil, sequester carbon, capture and purify water and enhance habitat.



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