Royce is the Area Watershed/Natural Resource Advisor for San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties and has served here since December 1997. He received his Ph.D. degree in Watershed Management and Rangeland Ecology from Oregon State University. Royce actively participates in the Society for Range Management and is a Certified Rangeland Manager with the California State Board of Forestry. His work with the University of California Cooperative Extension includes conducting educational workshops, outreach and applied research in the area of water quality, watershed function, and natural resource issues on rangelands. He also addresses issues that affect farmland and food safety as they relate to rangelands. Other issues Royce covers in his program include endangered species, noxious invasive weeds, wildland fires, grassland restoration, forage production and ecology.