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Yuba River Rehabilitation

Gravel & cobble is injected into the river to create better spawning habitat.

   Just keep swimming… just keep swimming… is the imagined mantra for the anadromous salmonids that are currently making their way up waterways statewide. However, many of these hardy fish struggle to find adequate spawning ground...

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 1:17 PM
  • Author: Maddison Easley

Healthy Calves: Success for Ranchers and Researchers

The first live calf born at SFREC this season. He is a curious little bull.

Small black dots can be seen from afar amidst the Lower Ranch fields at the Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center. Upon closer inspection, those spots morph into fuzzy, knob-kneed, curious little calves that are sure to insight many cries of...

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 3:12 PM
  • Author: Maddison Easley

SFREC Sponsors Rangeland Weed Forum

Medusahead is a noxious weed affecting rangelands across the west. This picture shows an abundance at SFREC.

On November 5th, 2013, SFREC will bring together UC researchers, land managers, producers and conservation professionals from across the state to explore some of the latest research findings and management strategies on two of the most serious rangeland...

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Medusahead Forum
Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 3:03 PM
  • Author: Jeremy James
  • Contributor: Maddison Easley
Tags: Barb Goatgrass (4), Education (30), Medusahead (7), Outreach (30), Rangeland Management (20), Rangeland Weeds (7), SFREC (62), UCANR (42), Workshop (20)

Sustainable Pasture Irrigation at SFREC

Water is transported to SFREC through BVID canals, originating at Collins Lake.

Water - the focus of countless issues, headlines, and studies - is arguably a more precious resource than gold. Dependence on water application ranges far and wide in today's thirsty society – from drinking to sanitation to agriculture. This...

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM
  • Author: Maddison Easley
Tags: Irrigation (6), Natural Resources (11), Ranchers (30), Research (16), SFREC (62), UCANR (42), UCCE (19), Water (5)

SFREC Aids Researchers in Developing a “Beefier” Assessment Tool

Researchers evaluate the handling of beef cattle as part of this assessment.

Earlier this week researchers visited the SFREC beef herd to perform the first run of a newly designed assessment method. With growing interest in animal health and welfare, especially in regards to livestock used for human consumption, there is a need...

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 12:06 PM
  • Author: Maddison Easley
Tags: Animal Health (4), Animal Welfare (1), Beef Cattle (23), Education (30), Ranchers (30), Research (16), SFREC (62), UC Davis (3)

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