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Conservation Cattle on the California Coast

Rodrigo Sierra Corona is Grassland Ecologist and Stewardship Director at the Santa Lucia Conservancy in Carmel, California. His mandate is to conserve and regenerate the land, foster native species, and monitor the health of the land. Guess what’s one of his main tools: Cows. Because they’re a domesticated species they can be used in a targeted way and easily moved. We talk about the challenges, successes, and hopes for conservation on this mixed-use land.

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