Applied Sustainable Ranching Program Starts January 23, 2017
Do you want to work in a beautiful landscape to learn about carbon nerutral ranching and land management practices with a focus on innovation, reducing stress on livestock, and financial & environmental sustainability? Apply to Thompson Rivers University.
Students use technology based learning to study from their home ranches or mentor ranches and only drive to campus once a week reducing fuel consumption and carbon footprint. Learning from upwards of 30 farms and ranches in our region allows us to understand the common thread of resilience that runs through the community.
Cariboo Cheverolet Buick GMC Entrance Award: Open to current 4-H members and 4-H alumni
Food security and climate change are issues that affect everyone.
British Columbians have a historically rich relationship of land use utilizing low input forage based production. Animals harvest forage on vast range-lands and pastures that cannot be used for human food production. This type of production sequesters carbon and naturally maintains the soil food web.
Our program shows us the key considerations to address our resilience in the face of climate change and improves our food security by:
- Keeping range-lands intact
- Implementing good management practices
- Maintaining soil, plant and water health
- Living with wildlife
- Respecting biodiversity
- Preserving water and sequestering carbon