Range Camp

The 2017 Range and Natural Resources Camp, sponsored by the California-Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) and the University of California Cooperative Extension, will be held at the Elkus Youth Ranch near Half Moon Bay, California.  The camp will begin with registration on Sunday, June 18th at 1 pm and end on Friday, June 23rd by 11 am.  Want to know what grows at Elkus Ranch?  Click this link for the CalFlora webpage!

Range Camp is designed to offer an appreciation of the extent, importance, and value of California’s rangelands and natural resources. Range Camp fosters an appreciation for several fields of applied science and management through interaction with university faculty and experienced professionals in classroom and field activities.

Topics and sessions include plant identification, livestock production, wildlife management, forestry, fire ecology, geology, soils, water resources, rangeland ecosystems, and technologies used in natural resource science and management.  Sessions by specialists are given every morning and afternoon, and include both indoor lectures and outdoor activities.  Students are tested at the end of the week on their understanding of the materials presented.

The top two campers will be awarded belt buckles and an all-expense-paid trip to represent California and the Pacific Islands at SRM’s High School Youth Forum (HSYF) held in Reno, NV January 28 - February 1, 2018.  The 3rd highest camper will be invited to attend as well, but will need to find other means of paying for the trip. (Delegates must still be in high school through Feb 2018.)
Below you'll find documents showing what this year's camp is all about: