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

Publications & Newsletters

Publications

8598 Livestock Protection Tools for California Ranches
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. 

Newsletters

Summer 2018 Newsletter (August) 

Spring 2018 Newsletter (May) 

Winter 2017 Newsletter (December) 

 

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Fact Sheets

Ranching with Predators Schohr, Tracy. 2017 December.  

Web Updates

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

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