Publications & Newsletters
Macon, D.K, R.A. Baldwin, D.F. Lile, J. Stackhouse, C.K. Rivers, T. Saitone, T.K. Schohr, L.K. Snell, J. Harper, R. Ingram, K. Rodrigues, L. Macaulay, and L.M. Roche. 2018 January. Livestock protection tools for California ranchers. Oakland: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 8598.
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This section contains the archive of the home page program updates.
June 8, 2018 - 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.
May 17, 2018 - On May 31, 2018 there is an Irrigated Pasture and Annual Rangeland Management Workshop (click here for the agenda) hosted in collaboration with Chico State and UC Rangelands. The workshop has been approved for Irrigated Lands Waiver Program Continuing Education Credits.
The workshop will be based at Chico State Farm and will include an annual rangeland ranch visit. This morning session of the workshop will equip ranchers, land managers, technical resources and college students with scientifically based management practices, resources and network to support sustainable livestock grazing enterprises on California’s rangelands. The afternoon session will focus on irrigated pasture establishment and management for water scarcity, invasive species, and nitrogen management to maximize productivity while balancing natural resource objectives. To register click here.
This month we are kicking into full gear out on private and public rangelands collecting field data on irrigated pasture, predators, and mountain meadows. Watch our newsletter for research project updates and photo highlights on the facebook page.
March 20, 2018 - Welcome to the new information center for livestock producers and natural resource managers in Plumas, Sierra and Butte counties. This site is designed to provide technical resources, syntheses of information, scientific research updates, and more for local stakeholders.
In October 2017, I joined the UCCE team as the livestock and natural resources advisor serving clientele in Butte, Plumas and Sierra Counties.
In this role I will conduct extension, education and applied research focusing on livestock production, economics, and sustainable range and pasture management. I will seek to develop effective solutions to the complex issues facing commercial livestock producers on natural resource issues such as water quality, rangeland health, wildlife habitat, and public lands management.