Jim Coonan is owner of the C2 Ranch, a family-owned cattle ranch along tributaries of Little Butte Creek, a priority wild salmon bearing tributary of the Rogue River near Eagle Point, Oregon. C2 comprises of a mix of Oregon white oak and mixed oak pine woodland, savanna, chaparral, meadow, riparian, and irrigated pasture. A 2006 conservation easement protects 1660 acres of pine and mixed conifer forest stands located within this 9,063 acre ranch, with goals to preserve the scenic beauty of the land while allowing sustainable timber harvest and ecologically-sound forest management to benefit the ranch and protect habitat for a diversity of native plant and animal species. C2 has partnered with the Rogue River Watershed Council to protect water quality, remove passage barriers, and restore instream habitat to enhance habitat for wild fish. The Coonan family converted from a more traditional ranching model to a certified organic cattle operation, furthering their commitment to protection of clean water in the Little Butte Creek system.
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- E06: Cows and Conservation: Reconciling Ranching and Resilience in the Klamath-Siskiyou Region
September 09, 2023
1:30PM - 3:00 PM