Livestock & Natural Resources
This month many days will be spent working outside on a number of research projects underway on both public and private lands. Field data is being collected on irrigated pastures, livestock-predators interactions, and mountain meadows. To learn more on the research projects click here.
We are gearing up for our summer activities that include hosting the 2018 Weed Tour in Sierra Valley on July 11 in collaboration with the Plumas-Sierra Agricultural Department and the Weed Management Area. To participate in this FREE event click here.
On August 29 B 88 Compliance Measurement and Monitoring Course, hosted by UCCE and Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen in Taylorsville. For more information on the regulation and workshop click here.
Watch our newsletter for research project updates and photo highlights on the facebook page.
June 8, 2018
The 1st Cattlemen's Clinics were held on January 19, 2018 in Loyalton and January 20, 2018 in Quincy. The events drew over 90 participants. For highlights from the event click here.
July 11, 2018 - Weed Management Tour
Farmers, ranchers and land managers are encouraged to participate in Plumas Sierra Weed Management Area Tour in Sierra Valley. The event will provide a first hand look at invasive species in the region, and overview of species ecology and management tips! The Tour is free but be sure to RSVP at click here. More details will be available in June.
August 29, 2018 - Measurement and Reporting Course Complying with SB88
Senate Bill 88 requires that all water right holders who have previously diverted or intend to divert more than 10 acre-feet per year (riparian and pre1914 claims), or are authorized to divert more than 10 acre-feet per year under a permit, license, or registration, to measure and report the water they divert. Legislation was (AB548) passed that allows ranchers to become self-certified from a UCCE course to report water usage. Click here to register, $25 per person for lunch and materials. Click for a copy of the flyer.