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
Added August 27, 2014
As many know all too well, invasive plants are one of the greatest threats to rangelands due to competition with native species, reduced forage quality for livestock and wildlife, and multiple other ecological factors. One particular invasive grass known...
Added August 20, 2014
Livestock ranchers are closely associated with the animals they work with, but many overlook the fact that ranchers are also grass farmers. It is essential for managers to take care of the land and create optimum forage to sustain the long-term health of...
Added August 13, 2014
Raising livestock at any age requires an array of skills and knowledge in areas ranging from animal health, nutrition and proper handling to resource and business management. It is certainly not a job that can be taken lightly, which is why it is so...
Added August 5, 2014
Summertime draws scores of people from the region to the Yuba River for a variety of reasons. Recreation is frequently the biggest attraction with cool water for swimming, shallow stretches for fishing, mild rapids for kayaking, and a variety of other...
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...