Description:Couple experienced in grazing and forestry management. We are seeking land that we can steward far into the future and base our businesses from. Olivia will be expanding the contract grazing business and Eli will be opening a forestry management company within the next few years, with the combined goal of a multi-faceted land management business. We have experience running many types of equipment and implements, and diagnosis/repair work. We have many skills that make us a valuable land management team with the capabilities to make short term steps towards long term goals. We have been leasing and managing 20 acres in rural Yolo County, CA for three years. The property had been vacant for quite some time and required a large amount of repair work to much of the infrastructure. We stewarded a flock of sheep that belonged to the landowner as well as purchased our own mixed herd of sheep and goats. In addition to managing the home pastures, Olivia started a contract grazing business which has been operating for 3 years. Eli has put his arborist and land management knowledge to use in the riparian and oak woodland areas on the property.
Olivia has experience with vegetable ag., high density/short duration grazing (sheep & goats), sheep ranching, rangeland cattle management, permaculture, aquaculture, native plant restoration, rotational egg production, cover crop management, fruit & nut production, product creation and production, flour milling, irrigation management and a little bit of hay work.
Eli has experience in forestry management plan creation and implementation, arborist work, project management, soil science, plant identification, farm mechanic work, general construction knowledge, land and forest surveys and data collection, post fire hazard tree id and removal.
We recognize that understanding a particular piece of land and ecosystem is dependent on time and experience. The knowledge of the current and historical stewards are invaluable to incoming stewards. Thank you for your time.
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