Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
University of California
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center


The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center fosters and supports research, education and outreach programs focused on key agricultural and natural resource themes relevant to the Sierra foothills. We develop programs that address these critical needs with University of California academics as well as local and regional partners. On this site you will find information on how to propose and develop programs at the Center, an overview of current and previous programs, as well as specific information about the Center.

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Sierra Foothill REC Blog

  • Research Spotlight: California Black Rail

    Added July 28, 2014

    Initiated by Jerry Tecklin and Dr. Steve Beissinger in 2002, the Black Rail Project monitors the population dynamics and movements of two very secretive wetland birds, the Black Rail and the Virginia Rail. Over the past decade, researchers have examined...

  • Lower Yuba River Management Team Hosts Symposium at SFREC

    Added July 22, 2014
    Over 60 members of the public and agency officials participated.

    The Yuba River is an important waterway and landmark for many locals. It may offer the perfect fishing hole or a place to cool off on a warm summer day, while others might simply drive along it on their commute to work. For the Lower Yuba River Accord:...

  • Creating Productive Pastures Using Less Water

    Added July 14, 2014
    Putting soil moisture sensors to use

    The current water crisis and threat of reduced water supplies has irrigators in a critical position to ensure each application of water is maximized. An ongoing project at the Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center, led by Larry Forero, UCCE...

  • Exploring the Porter Creek Nature Trail

    Added July 7, 2014
    Entering the Riparian Area

    Nestled in the natural landscape of the Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center, you will find a sign marking the entrance of one of the Center's two nature trails. The Porter Creek Nature Trail is less than one mile long and is marked with...

  • EBA Vaccine Trials Advance at SFREC

    Added July 1, 2014
    Researchers recording observations as cattle are processed

    Epizootic bovine abortion (EBA), also referred to as foothill abortion, is one of the most serious cattle diseases in the Western United States. UC researchers, Professor Jeff Stott and Specialist Myra Blanchard from the UC Davis School of...

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