SB 977: California Conservation Ranching Incentive Program

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski
California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

SB 977 (Laird) This bill would establish the California Conservation Ranching Incentive Program under the Wildlife Conservation Board. The objectives of the program are to restore and enhance the ecological health of private rangelands. Management plans cited in the bill shall include science-based goals and actions to maintain or improve the ecological function of private rangeland, including supporting a diversity and abundance of native species and other benefits such as climate resilience. STATUS: Held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee August 11 (failed).