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.
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.
SFREC provides land and animals needed to support short and long term research projects. Staff and equipment are available to help meet your project needs. New projects are accepted at anytime.
Click HERE for details on the Center's resources.
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To reduce risk of COVID-19 virus spread, and in accordance with University of California guidelines, the UC Sierra Foothill Extension and Research Center is closed to the public until further notice.
Our Staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours. If you have questions or concerns, you can reach out to us by email. You will find our direct email addresses by consulting the Staff Directory.
We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds and will update the website with any changes.
Thanks for your understanding and stay well!
Sierra Foothill REC Blog
Added April 8, 2020
For the 2019-2020 field season, we have made some adjustments to the Healthy Soils Demonstration Project at the Sierra Foothills Research and Extension Center (to read about the background of this project, click here) in response to a spontaneous...
Added July 24, 2019
Did you miss our Ranching and Range Management in a Drying Climate Workshop? Don't despair because you can still hear all the wonderful presentations from the day on our Youtube Channel! Talks include: Compost Applications on Rangeland: Carbon...
Added April 22, 2019
Added April 18, 2019
Do you love the Yuba watershed? Would you like to learn more about it? Join us, with Know Your Watershed Month NEXT TUESDAY, April 23, to learn more about the watershed and climate research that is happening right in your watershed! Speakers...
Added April 3, 2019
Spring is here and the Healthy Soils Demonstration Project (to read about the background of this project, click here) has been busy since the composts were applied last fall. We have observed the onset of spring, the grasses and wildflowers on the plots...