Livestock & Natural Resources
Livestock & Natural Resources
Livestock & Natural Resources
University of California
Livestock & Natural Resources

Publications & Newsletters

Fact Sheets

Grasshopper Management Guide Getts and Schohr. Spring 2019 

Livestock Carcass Management Schohr, Lile and Snell. July 2019

Ranching with Predators Schohr, Tracy. updated Summer 2019  

Private Applicator Online Reporting Guide Schohr and Gibson. Spring 2019 

Cheatgrass Management Getts and Schohr. Spring 2019 

Perennial Pepperweed  Getts and Schohr. Spring 2019 

Musk Thistle Getts and Schohr. Summer 2019 

Publications

Livestock Protection Tools for California Ranches

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. 

 

Progressive Producer - No Precipitation in the Forecast - Preparing to Ranch in Drought.

Schohr, T. 2018 March. California Cattleman Magazine. 

Newsletters

2019 Special Edition(August 2019) - Coming soon

2019 Summer Newsletter (June 2019)

2019 Spring Newsletter (March 2019)

Winter 2018 Newsletter (December 2018)

Special - Camp Fire Edition (November 2018)

Fall 2018 Newsletter (October) 

Summer 2018 Newsletter (August) 

Spring 2018 Newsletter (May) 

Winter 2017 Newsletter (December) 

Subscribe to receive electronic newsletter click here click here. If you would like to request a printed copy of the newsletter please email tkschohr@ucanr.edu or contact the UCCE office at 530-283-6270. 

Web Updates

This section contains the archive of the home page program updates.

October 18, 2019 - This fall brought more days outside with the launch of new research projects and data collection in the forest looking at end of season utilization and Walker Fire impacts. To learn more about UCCE research projects in Plumas Sierra and Butte counties click here. Photo highlights from the field the past few weeks is captured in the images to the right. 

Also, planning is underway and research related to the Conservation Easement Workshop set for November 6 in Calpine. For complete agenda click here or to RSVP for FREE event at https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=28339

Watch our newsletter for future events, research updates and producer news. Regular program updates can be found on the facebook page.

June 12, 2019

It is called "field season," many days in the coming weeks will be spent in the field collecting data and looking at new research opportunities. To learn more about UCCE research projects in Plumas Sierra and Butte counties click here. Photo highlights from data collection the past few weeks is captured in the images to the right. 

Our Summer newsletter just went out, showcasing research findings from the Camp Fire livestock drinking water quality study and our educational events hosted in 2019 that have drawn over 300 attendees! Click here to read. 

Watch our newsletter for future events, research updates and producer news. Regular program updates can be found on the facebook page.

March 1, 2019 

Happy 1st Birthday to the information center for livestock producers and natural resource managers in Plumas, Sierra and Butte counties!!! This site continues to expand as a technical resource, syntheses of information, scientific research updates, and more for local stakeholders. 

While winter is still trying to stick around and many folks are hoping it was spring and drying out a bit, UCCE has a busy month ahead with clientele. Our big event this month for ranchers is a workshop on "Ranching with Predators" featuring out of state ranchers as speakers on MARCH 28 (contact us for more details 916-716-2643 or tkschohr@ucanr.edu). Also, this month UCCE will be presenting at the Plumas Forest Permittee Grazing meeting, and will be at the Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen's open house on March 5.  

For more regular updates like our facebook page or follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/beefnsushi 

Cheers! 

February 11, 2019 

Wow, we are well into 2019, no more excuses for writing 2018! UC Cooperative Extension has lots of exciting new projects and programs for 2019! This year we will be continuing research projects such as irrigated pasture enhancement, survey on the impacts of predators on livestock operations and exploring new research opportunities to support the economic viability of local ranching operations and enhancement of natural resources in the region. 

Our first BIG EVENT for the year will be the 2019 Chico State Beef Symposium. On February 23,  researchers and livestock managers will share emerging information on bridging genetics and rangeland management, as well as other contemporary management issues. A highlight of the event will be results from cattle that had GPS collars in 2018 on the Plumas National Forest. Click here for complete agenda and registration information. 

Thanks to sunshine and green grass, the rangelands are starting to recover from the devastating Camp Fire.  UC Cooperative Extension is continuing to monitor water quality on rangelands below the Camp Fire and are collaborating with Camp Fire Watershed Emergency Response Team (WERT). 

For more regular updates like our facebook page or follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/beefnsushi 

Lastly, thanks those who have supported our local community in the disaster. We appreciate your generosity. 

November 18, 2018 (updated with additional activities November 28) -

On Thursday, November 8 Butte County was forever changed as California's Camp Fire broke out in the hills above Chico devastating the town of Paradise.  Reports have been made that the fire was burning the “size of a football field every second.” Residents fled for their lives and livestock producers in the path of the fire scrambled to rescue animals. Around noon that shattering day, the Butte County Fairgrounds was designed a large animal livestock evacuation facility and UC Cooperative Extension jumped into action. Here are just a few highlights of what has been happening..... 

-Collaborating with Camp Fire Watershed Emergency Response Team (WERT) and Animal Task Force.

- Collected forage samples to see what smoke and ash mean for the feed animals are eating in the region. 

- Worked with Farm Service Agency to develop resource guide for livestock producers impacted by the fire (click here).

- Established building of horse corrals at the Butte County Fairgrounds for large animal evacuation center and coordinating donations for feed and supplies. 

- Provided support to agricultural community to establish fund to support evacuated large animals - https://donorbox.org/camp-fire-animal-agriculture-assistance-fund 

- Taken water and soil samples to see how rangelands and lower watershed may be changed from Camp Fire. 

- Answered media calls and interviews. 

- Assisted ranchers with navigating access to evacuation zones to care for animals and move livestock in collaboration with Butte County Agriculture Department and Camp Fire Animal Rescue under the direction of the Butte County Sheriff's office.

- Thursday night when the fire broke out, volunteered answering phone calls at the Butte County Fairground taking reports of missing people. 

- Established plan working with local ranchers and supporting businesses in case a large number of cattle were needed to be evacuated since they could not come to the Butte County Fairgrounds.

- Developed system with Butte County Agriculture Department, Cal-Fire, and Butte Animal Rescue (Sheriff's Department) to delineate care of animals in the evacuation zone. 

For more regular updates like our facebook page or follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/beefnsushi 

Lastly, thanks those who have supported our local community in the disaster. We appreciate your generosity. 

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October 1, 2018 - Frosty mornings, leaves dropping and the grass has turned. This signals the end of the mountain grazing season. The cattle and sheep are coming off of the Plumas and Tahoe Forest Service allotments and that means grazing utilization monitoring is taking place across the region. In collaboration with UC Davis/UC Rangelands team, we are monitoring...

    1. Meadow condition trends; and

    2. Relationships between meadow conditions and trends, livestock management, weather and environmental drivers.

To learn more about the long term meadow monitoring project click here

For more regular updates like our facebook page.

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September 4, 2018 - Fall is in the air, and research projects will be wrapping up in the next few weeks in the mountains. End of season data will be taken on irrigated pastures, GPS collars will be removed from cattle and annual meadow use data will be collected. You can learn more about the research projects underway here.

As for extension activities, I am working with the local watershed group to host a tour of irrigated agriculture in the region, and developing additional fact sheet for livestock producers. In collaboration with Chico State, there is a carcass contest award ceremony and educational event for Butte County Fair and Silver Dollar Fair steer exhibitors this month too!!  

For more regular updates like our facebook page.

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August 1, 2018 - It was a busy July with data collection for research projects and events. Last month, we hosted a successful tour for local permitees and range staff on the Plumas National Forest - you can learn more here

August is set to be a busy month too! Be sure to stop by the Ag Department booth at the fair to see us! 

Also, on August 29 is a SB 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Webmaster Email: tkschohr@ucanr.edu