We collect ecological data on the ranch by participating in Point Blue’s Rangeland Monitoring Network. This network helps landowners and producers who are interested in understanding and measuring the ecological function of rangelands. The network also facilitates communication and collaboration among managers across California.
Point Blue Conservation Science advances conservation of birds, other wildlife, and ecosystems through science, partnerships and outreach. Point Blue’s highest priority is to reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate change, and other environmental threats while promoting nature-based, climate-smart solutions for wildlife and people. Point Blue Conservation Science is TomKat Ranch’s trusted partner. We work together to use science to guide and evaluate regenerative ranching at TomKat and beyond.
Point Blue Conservation Science has surveyed grassland vegetation across TomKat Ranch each summer since 2011. We examined patterns in the current distribution of vegetation across the ranch, pasture-specific changes in vegetation since 2012, and ranch-wide vegetation trends.