Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
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Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center

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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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  • Valuable Lessons Learned While Raising Livestock

    Added August 13, 2014
    Jake Williams of Smartsville 4-H in the show ring at the Yuba-Sutter Fair

    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...

  • Collaborative Efforts Promote Healthy Ecosystems on the Lower Yuba River

    Added August 5, 2014
    Gravel injection on the lower Yuba River below Englebright dam

    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...

  • 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...

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