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Prather Ranch Named 2015 California Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – (November 18, 2015) Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are proud to announce Prather Ranch as the recipient of the prestigious 2015 California Leopold Conservation Award®. The award honors private landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.Prather Ranch, owned and managed by Jim and Mary Rickert, is a working cattle ranch headquartered in Macdoe...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – (November 18, 2015) Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are proud to announce Prather Ranch as the recipient of the prestigious 2015 California Leopold Conservation Award®. The award honors private landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.
Prather Ranch, owned and managed by Jim and Mary Rickert, is a working cattle ranch headquartered in Macdoel, and stretches across five counties. Under the Rickerts’ management, Prather Ranch has grown in size, implemented conservation enhancements and established several permanent conservation easements. Over the last 35 years, Prather Ranch has continually collaborated with diverse partners to enhance the land and promote land stewardship in the community.
One of the ranch’s first efforts to promote biodiversity was taking an unusual approach to managing the wild rice fields on their land near Mt. Shasta. After rice harvest, they began tilling the stubble into the soil and keeping their fields covered in water year-round. The practice not only benefited common species of waterfowl such as Canada Geese and Snow Geese, but it also attracted shore birds like plovers and terns, previously found only on the coast.
Through conservation easements in cooperation with the Shasta Land Trust, the Rickerts have preserved some of the state’s most spectacular wildflowers and protected sensitive vernal pools and riparian areas. Prather Ranch has also planted several miles of riparian habitat along streams and irrigation canals to benefit a wide range of animals such as the California Quail and the endangered Shasta crayfish.
Jim and Mary Rickert provide community leadership, working with 4-H, Future Farmers of America, and local schools for ranch field trips and other activities.
Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. In his influential 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.”
“Because more than half of all land in California is privately owned, how landowners manage their properties has a dramatic and lasting effect on the environment and quality of life for all Californians,” said Ashley Boren, executive director of Sustainable Conservation. “Since the 70s, Jim and Mary have demonstrated an above-and-beyond commitment to enhancing the land, water and wildlife across a large swath of the state. And, they’ve done it in true Leopold fashion, regarding their land not simply as a commodity that belongs to them, but rather seeing their land as a community to which they belong.”
“The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes unique yet replicable strategies a farmer or rancher has developed in managing their land, to be the best steward of the natural resources,” said Paul Wenger, California Farm Bureau President. “We are honored to join Sand County Foundation and Sustainable Conservation to recognize the extraordinary efforts of California farmers and ranchers who go above and beyond in managing and enhancing our natural resources.”
The Leopold Conservation Award program inspires other landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders.
The 2015 California Leopold Conservation Award will be presented December 7 at the California Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting in Reno, NV. Each finalist will be recognized at the event, and Prather Ranch will be presented with a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold and $10,000.
The award sponsors also wish to congratulate the 2015 finalists for their outstanding contributions to agriculture and conservation: Bruce and Sylvia Hafenfeld, who own Hafenfeld Ranch and manage public lands in eastern Kern County, and Ken and Matt Altman, who own and manage Altman Specialty Plants in Riverside and San Diego Counties.
The California Leopold Conservation Award is made possible thanks to generous contributions from American Ag Credit, The Harvey L. & Maud S. Sorenson Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund, The Mosaic Company, DuPont Pioneer, and The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.
ABOUT THE LEOPOLD CONSERVATION AWARD® The Leopold Conservation Award is a competitive award that recognizes landowner achievement in voluntary conservation. The award consists of $10,000 and a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold. Sand County Foundation presents Leopold Conservation Awards in California, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
ABOUT SAND COUNTY FOUNDATION Sand County Foundation is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to working with private landowners across North America to advance ethical and scientifically sound land management practices that benefit the environment.
ABOUT SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION
Sustainable Conservation helps California thrive by uniting people to solve the toughest challenges facing our land, air and water. Since 1993, it has brought together business, landowners and government to steward the resources that we all depend on in ways that make economic sense. Sustainable Conservation believes common ground is California’s most important resource.
ABOUT CALIFORNIA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of over 53,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
Live storm updates: Going to SoCal? Interstate 5 in the Grapevine to remain closed overnight
A look at the winter storm that continues to lash the Fresno area on Saturday:8 p.m. Saturday The California Highway Patrol said Interstate 5 in the the Grapevine area would remain closed thr...
A look at the winter storm that continues to lash the Fresno area on Saturday:
8 p.m. Saturday The California Highway Patrol said Interstate 5 in the the Grapevine area would remain closed through the night as crews worked to clear the roadway.
But plans were in place to reopen California’s main north-south route by 11 a.m. Sunday.
The CHP has cautioned drivers not to expect an opening before then.
Due to the continuous snow and ice I-5, the Grapevine, will remain closed through tonight into tomorrow morning. CHP is planning on reopening the Grapevine tomorrow at 11:00 am. Crews will be working through the night and into tomorrow morning in preparation for the reopening. pic.twitter.com/FLSEpmiFtw— CHP Central Division (@CHPCentralDiv) February 26, 2023
7:30 p.m. Saturday: Several parts of Highway 168 remained closed Saturday due to snow, including eastbound traffic from Auberry Road in Shaver Lake to 4.1 miles east of Shaver Lake at Huntington Lake Road.
Motorists have been advised to use an alternate route.
The 168 also was closed to from Lake Sabrina to Aspendell in Inyo County.
The California Highway Patrol is requiring that all vehicles have chains — no exceptions — from 6.4 miles east of Prather to the east end of Huntington Lake.
Chains are also required on all vehicles except four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires from 1/3 miles east of Aspendell to 12 miles east of Bishop in Inyo County.
There also was one-way controlled traffic at various locations from 2.7 miles east of Prather Road at Auberry Road to 3.5 miles west of Pine Ridge due to rock slide removal.
CHP is asking motorists to be patient with the 168 reopening.
Caltrans Central Valley District 6 was using heavy equipment to move lots of snow from the highway, and CHP and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has been monitoring the possibility of stranded motorists.
7 p.m. Saturday: Tulare County firefighters were assisting citizens in Seville and Yettem, where voluntary flooding evacuations were in place. Avenue 384 was closed between Road 144 and Road 132, where sandbags were being distributed.
6 p.m. Saturday: Highway 99 in Pixley remained closed Saturday evening due to flooding. Motorists were advised to use an alternate route.
2:40 p.m. Saturday: Highway 58 over the Tehachapi Pass has reopened.
The California Highway Patrol is escorting vehicles headed in both directions.
They are reminding drivers to drive slowly and leave space between vehicles in slippery conditions.
10:45 a.m. Saturday: Yosemite National Park has closed through Wednesday, March 1.
The park got plenty of snow during the storm and was discouraging people from visiting the park before upgrading to the closure. See our full story on conditions there.
10:29 a.m. Saturday: The intersection of Peach and McKinley avenues in front of Fresno-Yosemite International Airport is flooded.
The city of Fresno is asking residents to avoid the area.
Anyone needing to access the airport can get to it from Clinton Avenue.
8:59 a.m. Saturday: Several rainfall records were broken Friday and one central San Joaquin Valley city had its wettest day ever.
The 2.16 inches of rain that fell at the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport on Friday broke a record for the day.
The previous record was 1.83 inches, set in 1969.
Friday was the seventh wettest day in Fresno since record keeping began in 1882.
Hanford had its wettest day ever Friday since record keeping began in 1899.
The city got 2.7 inches of rain at its airport. The previous record was set on Feb. 10, 1978, with 2.44 inches.
8:17 a.m. Saturday: The storm brought a huge amount of rain to the Fresno area. In the 24 hours ending at 4 a.m. Saturday, the city got 2.73 inches of rain, according to National Weather Service meteorologist David Spector in the Hanford office.
“That is a big event,” he said. “It’s one of their top 10 events of all time.”
Some areas got even more, such as Hanford, with 3.1 inches of rain.
Mountain areas got several feet of snow.
For the season, rainfall totals for Fresno were at 12.17 inches as of midnight. Normal for this time of year is 7.04.
“We’re well above normal now,” Spector said.
There’s been a break in the rain since early this morning. Showers are forecast throughout the day, especially in mountain areas.
The Valley will get a break from the weather during the day Sunday, but another storm is headed this way Sunday evening, he said.
That storm, expected to stretch into Monday and Tuesday, should only bring between a quarter to a half-inch of rain.
7:30 a.m. Saturday: A winter storm left several highways closed around the San Joaquin Valley on Saturday morning.
Highway 168, the route east from Clovis to Shaver Lake and China Peak ski resort, was still closed at Lodge Road/the bottom of the “four-lane” due to snow.
There is no estimated reopening time.
The California Highway Patrol said in a tweet: “@ChpFresno and @CaltransDist6 are working tirelessly to get to stranded motorists and plow the roadways.”
Snow has also closed the Grapevine. Interstate 5 is shut down from the Kern County/Los Angeles county line near Lebec to Highway 126.
A portion of Highway 99 in Pixley near Avenue 96 is closed due to flooding.
And Highway 58 was closed over the Tehachapi Pass, from east of Bakersfield to near Mojave.
Highway 41 north of Fresno is open, but chains are required three miles south of Coarsegold, except on four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires.
Various roads around the valley floor were also closed in spots due to flooding.
7:30 a.m. Saturday: Yosemite National Park is discouraging people from visiting the park due to heavy snow.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the park through Wednesday morning.
Chains are required for people do drive into the park.
“This series of unusual storms may cause long traffic delays and road closures,” according to the park’s road conditions website.
This story was originally published February 25, 2023, 8:29 AM.
City of Riverside Names C. Daniel Prather New Airport Manager
Published: 10/27/2022FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact:Phil PitchfordPublic Information Officer951email@example.comCity of Riverside Names C. Daniel Prather New Airport ManagerAviation veteran brings two decades of experience to new roleRIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside has named Dr. C. Daniel Prather, an aviation veteran with tw...
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City of Riverside Names C. Daniel Prather New Airport Manager
Aviation veteran brings two decades of experience to new role
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The City of Riverside has named Dr. C. Daniel Prather, an aviation veteran with two decades of experience, as Airport Manager at Riverside Airport. He replaces Kim Ellis, who managed the airport for the past eight years.
Prather has served for years as a trainer, educator, speaker and author across several states in the U.S.. Locally, he developed the Aviation Flight and Aviation management majors at California Baptist University, created and managed the CBU Flight School, and hired and supervised faculty and staff. He teaches several courses each semester for CBU as Professor of Aviation Science.
Prather is President of DPrather Aviation Solutions, an aviation consulting firm for which he conducts research for the Airport Cooperative Research Program and consults with airports nationwide.
“Dr. Prather’s education and experience make him highly qualified to manage Riverside Airport,” Interim City Manager Michael Moore said. “I look forward to him carrying on the tradition of excellent customer service established by Kim Ellis.”
He previously served as Assistant Director of Operations at the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority at Tampa International Airport in Florida; and as Associate Professor of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University. He is an Accredited Airport Executive through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and a Certified Aviation Manager through the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). He is also an instrument-rated private pilot and a Remote Pilot with sUAS rating.
Dr. Prather holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree, a Doctor of Business Administration degree, a Master of Public Administration degree, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Bachelor of Commercial Aviation degree. He is the author of two college-level textbooks.
“Riverside is an exceptional airport that is well-situated in Southern California for continued excellence,” Prather said. “I am excited to apply my knowledge and experience to support continued development of the airport so it can reach its full potential.”
Big Brother Winner Xavier Prather Engaged to Kenzie Hansen
A new alliance has formed—and this one is binding.
Big Brother season 23 winner Xavier Prather is engaged to girlfriend Kenzie Hansen, he announced in a May 29 Instagram post. The caption simply read, "May 27th, 2023," alongside heart and ring emojis.
Xavier, who detailed the day on his Instagram Story, proposed at Spanish restaurant MDRD, located at the top of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In the series of sweet photos, Xavier can be seen leading a blindfolded Kenzie to a balcony looking over the Grand Rapids skyline, which had been decorated with rose petals in the outline of a heart and letters spelling out "marry me" set alongside the rail. The happy couple was then greeted by a room full of family and friends to celebrate.
For the game-changing move, Xavier wore an elegant, plum-colored suit while Kenzie kept it classic in a one-shouldered black dress, a slicked back ponytail and gold accessories.
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And to finish off her look, Kenzie added a stunning oval-shaped diamond engagement ring Xavier got from Rogers & Hollands. Much of the silver ring's design, which also featured smaller diamonds inlaid in the band, was up to Xavier.
"We went to the jewelers together," Xavier revealed during a Q&A with his followers, "but the ultimate design of the ring she left up to me."
And when one fan asked whether Xavier asked Kenzie's father for permission to propose, he shared the sweet way he included both of her parents in the milestone.
"I wouldn't have been okay with asking one and not the other," he answered. "I took them both out to eat and asked them both for their blessing."
After the couple's announcement was flooded with well wishes, Xavier made sure to acknowledge everyone for sharing their support.
"Thank you everyone for the kind words and congratulatory remarks," he wrote on his Story. "We are still over the moon right now!"
Siskiyou Cattlemen bestow ‘Ally,’ ‘Cattleman of the Year’ awards
Siskiyou Daily NewsPrather Ranch was the recipient of this year’s Siskiyou County Cattlemen Association’s Ally of the Industry Award for their positive promotion of the industry, while Mark Coats and his wife Jody were recognized as Cattleman of the Year.The SCCA’s annual field day, which was scheduled to be held in Butte Valley this year, was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Awards were instead presented on Sept. 8 at the Prather Ranch in Macdoel.The Coats are commercial cow and ca...
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Prather Ranch was the recipient of this year’s Siskiyou County Cattlemen Association’s Ally of the Industry Award for their positive promotion of the industry, while Mark Coats and his wife Jody were recognized as Cattleman of the Year.
The SCCA’s annual field day, which was scheduled to be held in Butte Valley this year, was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Awards were instead presented on Sept. 8 at the Prather Ranch in Macdoel.
The Coats are commercial cow and calf producers in Northern California and Southern Oregon.
Mark is currently a member of the CCA and SCCA board of directors, and is a past president of SCCA. He is on several Advisory committees including the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors’ advisory board for range management; the California Cattlemen President’s advisory committee for wolves; and the editorial advisory board for the Cattle Mag.
Mark also has developed specific techniques for detouring predators from preying on cattle, according to a press release from the SCCA.
Since his first cow – a registered Brahman – when he was 15, the cattle business has been Mark’s occupation. Whether working for larger producers by day or managing for others, Mark and Jody have always been involved in the cattle industry.
Prather Ranch is a vertically integrated, premium dry-aged natural beef operation, with an innovative, sustainable and humane treatment of their cattle philosophy.
Prather's unique “closed herd” has been a supplier of bovine bio-medical raw materials since 1990 and is uniquely positioned to provide the “Gold Standard” of bovine raw materials for biomedical companies harvested in the ranch’s on-site USDA Federally Inspected abattoir.
“The Prather Ranch has become a stellar example of a self-sustaining agricultural operation that promotes strong environmental philosophies, holistic management practices and the humane treatment of livestock,” according to a press release from the SCCA. “Those at the ranch understand that the first step is to be good stewards of the land, which includes caring for the soil, the water, the air, the cattle and those who work the land. Food safety and a superior tasting product is the primary goal of the ranch.”
The Prather Ranch operation is overseen by Jim and Mary Rickerts and Robert Newell, who create “a positive influence on the local communities and those economies,” the SCCA said.