Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

UC wildfire resources available for the public

The 2017 wildfire season has been the most severe on record
Before, during and after wildfire. UC ANR has resources in local communities.

Fire and water issues are intimately linked in California
From ecosystems to housing, fire and water issues are deeply connected.

California fire damage to homes is less ‘random’ than it seems
Firefighters and researchers alike have a pretty solid understanding of why some houses are more vulnerable to wildfire than others.

University of California Cooperative Extension
UCCE offers a wide variety of programs aimed at understanding California wildfire and how losses from wildfire can be minimized.

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Santa Cruz 4-H participates in research study to mitigate zoonotic diseases in 4-H animal science projects
National and state agencies have identified biosecurity related to animal agriculture as a matter of high priority, and the United States Department of Agriculture has a long-term goal of safeguarding the animal production industry from outbreaks of animal disease (APHIS, 1998, 2010). Many 4-H Animal Science project animals are kept as part of backyard farms. Data collected during a study of California 4-H youth revealed the presence of numerous biosecurity risks. For example, 66% of project animals are housed in “backyard herds” with same or mixed species (Smith, 2009). Respondents indicated they traveled with their project animal to an average of two project meetings where mixing with other animals occurred and quarantine procedures were limited (Smith, 2009). These risks highlight the need to develop and provide education resources to 4-H youth, volunteers, and staff to help mitigate potential health and financial impacts.

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