Sorting Pen: The California Cattleman Podcast

S4 E14: Sorting through over 25 years of the California Rangeland Trust

In 1998, members from the California Cattlemen’s Association joined together to form the California Rangeland Trust (CRT). Now over 25 years later, CRT has permanently protected close to 400,000 acres. To discuss CRT’s goal’s and explain what conservation easements are, CRT Chief Executive Officer Michael Delbar and Vice Chair of CRT’s Board of Directors Clayton Koopmann, join Katie on this episode.

Hear discussions on how CRT has grown and evolved in the last 25 years, the work CRT is doing, what an easement is, who the partners working with CRT to conserve these rangelands are, common misconceptions about conservation easements and more.

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Sorting through over 25 years of the California Rangeland Trust


About the Podcast: Everyday, The California Cattlemen’s Association is sorting through the issues impacting California’s ranching families and producers. To communicate those issues, discuss solutions and keep ranchers current on the hot topics CCA leadership has developed this podcast.

In each episode we will be talking with CCA leadership and leading experts on issues specific to ranching and producing beef in California. Tune in every other Monday to hear updates on legislative and regulatory fronts in Sacramento, deep-dives into current events, challenges and more!