Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
University of California
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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  • Forage Production Data March 2018

    Added March 9, 2018
    This is the new weather station in the Forage Production Plot- taken 3/7/18.

    Sierra Foothill REC has been collecting and recording rangeland forage production data since 1979. Every year when rangeland forage production values are recorded, explanations as to the results of pounds per acre grown are based on past forage...

  • Forage Production Data: A look at our year so far

    Added February 8, 2017
    SFREC’s Beef Cattle Research Assistant, Clint Tipton collects forage production samples.

    This growing season the first germination at SFREC occurred on October 14, 2016, slightly earlier than the average germination date October 21. While the germination date was close to average, the germination in pounds of forage per acre for December...

  • Research Spotlight: Foothills irrigation creates wetlands and sustains them in drought, benefitting birds

    Added January 10, 2017
    An unintentional wetland created by irrigation runoff at SFREC (left) and an intentionally created irrigated wetland on Spenceville SWA (right).

    After five years, the northern Sierra Nevadas have finally been moved out of the “severe drought” category by the US Drought monitor following a promisingly rainy start to the 2017 water year. This is not only good news for our agricultural...

  • Researcher Spotlight: Creating New Technology to Study the Path of Water

    Added December 6, 2016
    The synthetic DNA tracer concept.

    The way rainfall is translated to runoff and streamflow in rivers depends on many complex, interconnected processes in the landscape. Rain falling onto hillslopes, meadows, or forests is either infiltrating into soils or flowing as runoff on the surface...

  • Students Deepen their Understanding of the Salmon Life Cycle at SFREC

    Added November 22, 2016
    Students build a fake redd to hold their eggs. To make sure their eggs would be able to safely hatch they thought about how to build a redd that would protect their eggs.

    In mid November, SFREC partnered with Grass Valley Charter School and Twin Ridges Home Study by bringing students to the center to catch a glimpse of salmon spawning in the Lower Yuba River. The opportunity to observe salmon spawn is a way for...

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