- Author: Alison L Kent
On Monday, August 5, Ray Lucas, Kevin Taniguchi, and Alison Kent visited the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center to learn about the activities of this Center and the unique opportunities it affords to researchers and the general public alike. Maddison Easley, a student at Cal Poly and communications intern at the REC for the summer, is working with director Jeremy James to find new ways to engage public interest in this 5,000-acre jewel.
Research in rangeland ecology and cattle grazing, invasive weeds, endemic birds, and fisheries are all accommodated in this Center. Visitors are welcome and can take advantage of two nature trails with interpretive signs -- one along the Yuba River, which abuts the property for a mile, and one through blue oak woodland -- to elaborate on the ecology, management practices, and natural environment found in the Sierra Foothills.
Click here for more information about the SF REC or to schedule a tour.
Below is a photo of Maddison who is giving an interview on her education and outreach efforts at the SF REC.